Original Bookmarks and Bookshelves for Book Fans

Rain, a hot tea, a warm bed aaand A BOOK. Is this a perfect combination for you as well? Every book fan has his own small or big bookshelf (usually made out of wood) and of course some nice bookmarks (usually paper ones). Wouldn’t copper bookmarks and metal bookshelves make you feel like few centuries back?


History of bookmarks is of course connected to development of books. The earliest bookmarks are dated to the medieval ages. Many bookmarks were found in monasteries, most of them shaped like rotating disc made of vellum. In 18th and 19th century the common type of a bookmark was a narrow silk ribbon that were bound into the book and at the top of spine. We still use them nowadays, especially in hardcover or reference books. Later on the bookmarks were made of many different materials like gold, bronze, silver, ivory, pewter and also copper.

Copper bookmarks

There are many shapes, sizes, patterns of copper bookmarks. You can choose from many designs or even make one by yourself. You can find a video below.


Bookshelf doesn’t have to be a boring wooden item in your house or apartment. You can use many other materials (aluminium, copper, steel) for making one.

When I looked at this for the first time I thought for a second. Are these books just hanging in the air? Then I spotted it. This bookshelf comprises an aluminium bracket with a combed strip that grips the cover and pages of paperback books. Awesome!

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Hanging in the air?

Magnetique shelf designed by Nils Holger Moorman consists of a steel sheet and boxes made out of a birch plywood. The steel sheet is installed on the wall either a vertical or a horizontal way. The backside of these boxes has a special strong foil magnet that can be stick into a wall anyhow you want to. Then you have a new bookshelf every day.

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Magnetique shelf

Hanging bookshelf designed by  Unal&Boler studio. Hang your books anywhere you want!

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Hanging bookshelf

Or this steel and aluminium shelving system. It looks great and trendy. Don’t be afraid to make, have or do things in a different way. It is refreshing.

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Aluminium and steel shelving system

Shanghai Metal Corporation sells high-quality copper, aluminium or steel not just for your new bookshelves or bookmarks. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will help you to find the most suitable products for you. Download also an application by scanning QR code or follow us on Social Media.



Silvia M.//SMC Editor

You can read more articles written by this author here.

Credits : inmybook.com, miragebookmark.ch, freshome.com, googleimages


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