Christmas in the bookstore "Gandhi"

Merry Christmas to every one!!!!!

In Mexico one of the most famous bookstores is Gandhi and its marketing is peculiar they try to influence the people to read.

In this season they give away this bookmarks, they are amazing!!

jueves, 23 de diciembre de 2010 en 11:00 , 1 Comment

Spain- España

This bookmarks are from Spain one from Andalucia and the other from Sevilla.

Flamenco is popularly depicted as being the music of Andulusian gitanos (gypsies) but historically its roots are in mainstream Andalusian society, in the latter half of the 18th century.[note 1] Other regions, notably Extremadura and Murcia, have also contributed to the development of flamenco, and many flamenco artists have been born outside the gitano community. Latin American and especially Cuban influences have also contributed, as evidenced in the dances of "Ida y Vuelta".

Bullfighting (also known as tauromachy, from ταυρομαχία – tavromachia, "bull-fight"; or as corrida de toros in Spanish) is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, southern France and some Latin American countries (Mexico,Colombia,Venezuela,Peru and Ecuador, in which one or more bulls are baited in a bullring for sport and entertainment. It is often called a blood sport by its detractors but followers of the spectacle regard it as a fine art and not a sport as there are no elements of competition in the proceedings.

There are many historic fighting venues in the Iberian Peninsula, France and Latin America. The largest venue of its kind is the Plaza de toros México in central Mexico City, which seats 48,000 people,[3] and the oldest is the La Maestranza in Sevilla, Spain, which was first used for bullfighting in 1765

miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010 en 11:52 , 1 Comment

A Tiger

This bookmark is from Portugal, with a tiger face.

martes, 21 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:49 , 0 Comments

The Chronicles of Narnia

This bookmarks are from Greece, and I like a lot this movie so when I received the bookmarks was a wondeful surprise.

lunes, 20 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:45 , 0 Comments

A Kiwi in my bookmark!!

This bookmark is from New Zealand and it have a kiwi!!! you can see the legend Kia Ora

Kia ora is a Māori language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It means literally "be well/healthy" and is translated as an informal "hi" at the Māori Language Commission website Kōrero Māori

Kiwi are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand, in the genus Apteryx and family Apterygidae. At around the size of a domestic chicken, kiwi are by far the smallest living ratites and lay the largest egg in relation to their body size of any species of bird in the world.

The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand – indeed, the association is so strong that the term Kiwi is used, all over the world, as the colloquial demonym for New Zealanders.

viernes, 17 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:38 , 4 Comments

Old World

I love this bookmarks with an ancient map and the quote that Says: "Wherever you go, go with all your heart".

jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:32 , 0 Comments

The Sunshine State: Florida

This bookmark is from Florida - USA

Florida is nicknamed the "Sunshine State" because of its generally warm climate—subtropical in the northern and central regions of the state, with a true tropical climate in the southern portion.

miércoles, 15 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:29 , 2 Comments

Bellas Artes

This bookmark is from the famous Palace of The Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is the most important cultural center in Mexico City as well as the rest of the country of Mexico. It is located on the west side of the historic center of Mexico City next to the Alameda Central park.

lunes, 13 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:20 , 0 Comments

A Wolf

This bookmark is from Canada, I love all types of animal bookmarks ;)

viernes, 10 de diciembre de 2010 en 12:16 , 0 Comments

Hieronymite Monastery

I received from my friend Catia this beautiful bookmark of this Portuguese monastery it is made in cork an it is really amazing.

The Hieronymites Monastery is located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal. This magnificent monastery can be considered one of the most prominent monuments in Lisbon and is certainly one of the most successful achievements of the Manueline style (Portuguese late-Gothic). In 1983, it was classified by the UNESCO, with nearby Belém Tower, as a World Heritage Site.

jueves, 9 de diciembre de 2010 en 9:39 , 1 Comment


I received this bookmarks from Patricio, And I love this kind of bookmarks with such beautiful landscapes, in this moment: Argentina

Patagonia is a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. It is located in Argentina and Chile, integrating the southernmost section of the Andes mountains to the south west towards the Pacific ocean and from the east of the cordillera to the valleys it follows south through Colorado River towards Carmen de Patagones in the Atlantic Ocean. To the west, it includes the territory of Valdivia through Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

The Argentine portion of Patagonia includes the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut and Santa Cruz, as well as the eastern portion of Tierra del Fuego archipelago . The Argentine politico-economic Patagonic Region includes the Province of La Pampa.

miércoles, 8 de diciembre de 2010 en 8:02 , 0 Comments

Van Gogh Museum

One of my favourite artists is Van Gogh and last month I recived a wonderful surprise.... some bookmarks of the Van Gogh Museum from Amsterdam Netherlands.

The Van Gogh Museum is a museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, featuring the works of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It has the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world.

martes, 7 de diciembre de 2010 en 9:34 , 0 Comments

Another Quijote

This one is a bookmark of the Quijote with a Four-leaf clover

sábado, 4 de diciembre de 2010 en 19:47 , 0 Comments

Martin Fierro

This bookmarks of leather was sent by Patricio from Argentina. it is really unique.

Martín Fierro is a 2,316 line epic poem by the Argentine writer José Hernández. The poem was originally published in two parts, El Gaucho Martín Fierro (1872) and La Vuelta de Martín Fierro (1879). The poem is, in part, a protest against the modernist tendencies of Argentine president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento. As well, the poem supplied a historical link to the gauchos' contribution to the national development of Argentina, for the gaucho had played a major role in Argentina's independence from Spain.

viernes, 3 de diciembre de 2010 en 11:08 , 1 Comment

Mexico City

This bookmarks were bought here in Mexico City and I love them, they have important places o things about México, like the procedure of the Tequila in Jalisco, places in Mexico City like the monument of the Revolution and the angel of the Independence, the pink one have the pyramid of Chichen-itza it is in Quintana Roo, and the last one with the aztec calendar.

jueves, 2 de diciembre de 2010 en 8:15 , 0 Comments


This bookmarks was a gift from my mother, She brought it from Puebla in México, is a original painting make with the finger.

martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010 en 9:21 , 0 Comments

Valparaiso Chile

This bookmark was a gift from a friend that traveled to Chile this year. the material of the bookmark is copper.

Valparaíso is a city and commune of Chile, center of its third largest conurbation (Greater Valparaíso) and one of the country's most important seaports and an increasing cultural center in the Southwest Pacific hemisphere.

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010 en 11:02 , 1 Comment

Post Stamp

I made this bookmark with cork and amate paper, I bought the stamp at the postal palace it is conmemorative of the Day of the dead.

This is a close-up to the stamp ;)

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010 en 13:54 , 1 Comment

Los Cabos

My boyfriend found this bookmark in the street ;) but let me tell you that it is one of my favourites too.

It's a photo of the Los Cabos in Baja California Sur in México of course, one of the most important places about tourism in Mexico.

Los Cabos is a municipality located at the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula, in the state of Baja California Sur. It encompasses the towns of Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo (the municipal seat), as well as the Resort Corridor that lies between the two. The area's economy, like many resort areas in Mexico, was based on fishing but is now geared towards tourism, though sport fishing and golf are the area's main attractions.

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010 en 20:59 , 0 Comments

Quijote Sand

From my collection of Sand bookmarks I have one of the Quijote, I love it!! :D

jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010 en 11:48 , 2 Comments

Elephant Thai

I received this bookmark from Wanasanan who lives in Thainland is a wood bookmark and it have a elephant symbol of "good luck"

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Prehispanic motives

This bookmark I found it in a expo and it is one of my favourites, is amate paper, and it shows some prehispanic motives

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010 en 9:25 , 1 Comment

Australian Bookmark

This bookmark was send for a friend from Australia with motive of my birthday :D

With the Opera House in Sidney a Koala bear, a Kangaroo very Australian symbols.

viernes, 12 de noviembre de 2010 en 12:13 , 1 Comment

Mexican Revolution

In Mexico this year we celebrate the 200 aniversary of the Independence and 100 years of the Revolution and this bookmark is about this celebration

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Don Quijote

I have my special section of bookmarks about the "Don Quijote de la Mancha" from the author Cervantes de Saavedra

Bookmark made with "repujado technique"

Fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story by inventing a Moorish chronicler for Don Quixote named Cide Hamete Benengeli. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.

jueves, 11 de noviembre de 2010 en 12:46 , 3 Comments

Japanese Bookmarks

These bookmars were sent by Toshio from Japan here are just 4 of the 25 bookmarks that I received

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Day of Deads

This bookmarks are made with the technique "repujado" and they shows traditional Catrinas of the day of deads.

La Calavera Catrina ('The Elegant Skull') is a 1913 zinc etching by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. The image has since become a staple of Mexican imagery, and often is incorporated into artistic manifestations of the Day of the Dead in November, such as altars and calavera costumes. The etching was part of his series of calaveras, which were humorous images of contemporary figures depicted as skeletons, which often were accompanied by a poem.

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This bookmark was made by my friend Noel from Belgium, it represents the neverending waves of the sea ;)

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El Toro al Atardecer

This bookmark is from Spain

The Osborne bull (in Spanish: Toro de Osborne) is a 14 meters high black silhouetted image of a bull in semi-profile, and is regarded as the unofficial national symbol of Spain. The bull was created in 1956 by Manolo Prieto. Nowadays the conservation of the bulls is handled by the family of Félix Tejada.

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I bought this bookmark in Coyoacán, México.

In Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqui (Classical Nahuatl: Coyolxāuhqui "Face painted with Bells") was a daughter of Coatlicue and Mixcoatl and is the leader of the Centzon Huitznahuas, the star gods.

A large shield-shaped stone relief reflecting this story was found at the base of the stairs of the Templo Mayor. On this disk, Coyolxauhqui is shown spread out on her side, with her head, arms and legs chopped away from her body. The orbiting full moon in the stone carving reflects her position as the moon goddess. She is distinguished by bells of eagle down in her hair, a bell symbol on her cheek, and an ear tab showing the Mexica year sign. As with images of her mother, she is shown with a skull tied to her belt. Scholars also believe that the decapitation and destruction of Coyolxauhqui is reflected in the pattern of warrior ritual sacrifice.

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The Moon

I love this bookmark, my friend Catia sent it from Portugal.

Gil Bruvel
Oil on board

In describing his work, GIL BRUVEL prefers the term visionary yo surrealistic, which, he feels conjures up images of art influenced by a dreamlike state. His intriguing paintings arise from explorations into cosmogony, mythology, astronomy, and ancient. Sanskrit and his study of classical techniques at the workshop of master restorer Laurent de Montcassin.

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"Tierra y Libertad"

Emiliano Zapata bookmark made of crock

Emiliano Zapata Salazar (August 8, 1879 – April 10, 1919) was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, which broke out in 1910, and which was initially directed against the president Porfirio Díaz. He formed and commanded an important revolutionary force, the Liberation Army of the South, during the Mexican Revolution. Followers of Zapata were known as Zapatistas.

miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010 en 15:44 , 1 Comment

My first bookmark!!

With this bookmark I started my collection, It is very important for my, because I received it when I decide to enjoy the scouting in the group 60 in Mexico this was in May of the year 2001

Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, so that they may play constructive roles in society.

Scouting began in 1907 when Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army, held the first Scouting encampment at Brownsea Island in England. Baden-Powell wrote the principles of Scouting in Scouting for Boys (London, 1908), based on his earlier military books, with influence and support of Frederick Russell Burnham

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