We like books. We will have to buy a bigger apartment soon (or maybe
a house) since we have run out of spots to put bookcases. Most of
these books came from bookstores, some favorites, some occasional.
Here is a collection of bookmarks from some of them.
Tarhan Kitabevi (Tarhan Bookstore)
One of Fuat's first favorite bookstores was this one in Ankara, Turkey.
Shakespeare & Co. Booksellers
- A friendly bookstore fighting valiantly against a mega-bookstore up
the block. [Shakespeare lost :-(]
Encore Books (back)
- We used to like the Encore Books & Espresso Bar in Eastchester,
which they called their Scarsdale branch. It is gone now.
Borders Book Shop
- We used to go to Ann Arbor every summer for the original Borders, before they were bought by
- Oddly, we aren't Preferred Readers at Waldenbooks. Just stubborn,
I guess. (Yes, the back of the bookmark is the same as the front.)
Coliseum Books (back)
- A huge bookstore for when we're near Columbus Circle.
Computer Literacy Bookshops Inc. (back)
- Fuat mail-orders computer books from here.
Paperbacks Plus (back)
- Our friendly neighborhood bookstore (in Riverdale). We buy a lot of
presents here in December.
- This bookstore is in Manhattan, and we have visited it once or
twice. More often, Fuat orders books from them. However, they have
never given us a bookmark -- we had to borrow this one from our friend
Barnes & Noble
- We like
Barnes & Noble. We go there all the time, in various locations.
However, to quote a saleslady "We don't have any bookmarks to give
away, but we can sell you one."
- This was the bookstore for Barnard College (and Columbia). Their
original branch is down near NYU.
Barnard Bookforum (old version)
- The previous bookstore for Barnard College.
- Papyrus is another Columbia-area
bookstore, lots of magazines.
B. Dalton Bookseller
- We didn't join B. Dalton's club either. We used to visit them on
Central Avenue, but aren't sure we have seen them lately.
Cooper Square Books
- This store had lots of trade books and high ceilings. The high
ceilings are still there, but the bookstore is gone :-(.
- Melissa remembers this as being Paperback Booksmith once. It may
not exist anymore.
Book of the Month Club
(Old "Official" Bookmark)
- Yes, we joined BOMC and got our
five books for a dollar. But, living in New York, we had far more
options for getting cheap books, without paying shipping. However,
Fuat does still belong to Quality Paperback Books, since they do have
good prices (but apparently no bookmarks).
- Amazon has become our default mail
order bookstore. They send us a lot of bookmarks. We order a lot of
Noodle Kidoodle (back)
- Noodle Kidoodle's
motto was "kids learn best when they're having fun". They were hard
to distinguish from, bought by, and merged with Zany Brainy, whose motto was "a
zillion neat things for kids". Wait, now it's "Extraordinary toys for
[Bookpool 2000 (back)]
- Bookpool usually sells
technical books at a better discount than Amazon. Maybe you can tell
from the "back" image (circa 2000) that their bookmark was a really
cool translucent one.
Pickwick Book Shop
- Pickwick does not have a web
page. It's a little old independent bookstore in Nyack. They sell
new and used books. They only had one old folded bookmark left, due
to an incident involving water.
Some bookstores we have seen on our travels.
- A great bookstore we were introduced to in Kentucky.
Benjamin Books (back)
- On our way to San Antonio, we were in the Dallas-Fort Worth airport for
an hour or so -- enough time to buy books.
- A bookstore with coffeehouse in Monterey.
- We visited this bookstore when we were in Portland, Oregon.
Upstart Crow and Company (back)
- This appears to be in California.
A bookstore we have never been to.
- This bookmark is on loan from the collection of Sam Fenster, who got
it when he was in Prague.