bookmark: a collection of items found in returned library books, 2017

bookmark is a collection of items found in returned library books. The collection was started by my former coworker at the Charlton Public Library in Massachusetts - a small town an hour outside of Boston where I worked for three years. The items were saved through the course of the coworkers' 20+ years working within the library. Since then, I have added to the collection throughout my 10 year library career, spanning 7 institutions across Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In 2021, a Tik Tok of bookmark exhibited at the Greenville Public Library in Greenville, Rhode Island went viral online and garnered immense community support and press, including an ARTnews writeup.


bookmark installed at the Greenville Public Library, 2021.

bookmark artist book, 2018.

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