I decided to give it a go, and put the woven bookmarks of the Sea Library on Etsy. I started to weave them last autumn to raise money for new books for young readers. With each sold Sailor’s bookmark, I buy one new kids’ book for the collection. Beautifully illustrated titles about stormy seas, depths of the underwater world, sea creatures, islands, pirates gather now on shelves one by one.
A bookmark is an anchor for a reader. Each bookmark is unique. I choose colours inspired by book covers. It is a good gift for a book lover. A talisman for a tribe of readers and sea-obsessed souls. It is also a souvenir from the Sea Library – a very special and open library run by me and my family with books about the sea in Jūrmala, Latvia. Right by the roaring Baltic Sea.