Wednesday, April 25, 2012


While walking along Washington Street in downtown Oakland I saw these beautiful bay windows...

and when I got closer I realized they belonged to The Bookmark.  All the proceeds of this volunteer-run bookstore go to the city's public library.

Speaking of bookmarks, I really like this one designed by Scott Barry for Little Otsu.  They used to have a storefront stocked with their wonderful books and paper products on Valencia in the Mission, and have recently re-located to a corner of the design shop Rare Device on Divisadero.

This dog-eared and coffee-stained bookmark is nearly twenty years old and reminds me of a drizzly grey afternoon browsing the shelves at Seattle's cat-friendly Twice Sold Tales.

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