openbookzoo

The OPEN BOOK ZOO

North Carolina, United States · 103 Sales

openbookzoo

The OPEN BOOK ZOO

North Carolina, United States 103 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(33)
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Cynthia

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Announcement   Hand-made book weights to keeps your books open when you can't hold them. Not a bookmark but a book weight, these little guys can hold open a cookbook, paperback, textbook, manual, checkbook or act as a paperweight. They make terrific presents for readers, teachers, cooks, animal lovers or flower lovers. Each one is unique. Special requests can be made. Exact duplicates may or may not be available-but I can try.

PLEASE NOTE: 2 or more book weights ship Priority Mail.

Announcement

Hand-made book weights to keeps your books open when you can't hold them. Not a bookmark but a book weight, these little guys can hold open a cookbook, paperback, textbook, manual, checkbook or act as a paperweight. They make terrific presents for readers, teachers, cooks, animal lovers or flower lovers. Each one is unique. Special requests can be made. Exact duplicates may or may not be available-but I can try.

PLEASE NOTE: 2 or more book weights ship Priority Mail.

Cynthia

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Cynthia

Monkey Book Weights
US$10.00
ASTER BOOK WEIGHTS
US$9.00
FLOWER BOOK WEIGHTS
US$9.00
PANSY BOOK WEIGHTS
US$9.00
CAT BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
PIG BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
PANDA BOOK WEIGHTS
US$9.00
BULL BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
OWL BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
MOUSE BOOK WEIGHTS
US$9.00
CHICKEN BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
LION BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
COW BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
TIGER BOOK WEIGHTS
US$9.00
WHALE BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
ROSE BOOK WEIGHT
US$9.00
SHARK BOOK WEIGHT
US$10.00
BIRD BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
BUNNY BOOK WEIGHT
US$9.00
TULIP BOOK WEIGHT
US$9.00
TEDDY BEAR Book Weights
US$9.00
Hibiscus Book Weight
US$9.00
ELEPHANT BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
BEAVER BOOK WEIGHTS
US$10.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(33)
Kathy Fly

Kathy Fly on Mar 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So adorable! And shipped out right away. My friend loved her lion cub, too. Thanks so much!

Donna Lenahan

Donna Lenahan on Dec 12, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

I love these. They are so much cuter than the commercially produced book weights. Thank you for making them.

Rose Weber

Rose Weber on Jul 8, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

These little guys are awesome; the PERFECT gift for every reader on your list! Functional, fun, well made with quality materials, and mailed promptly/delivered quickly-you can't go wrong! And, as a very special bonus, artisan is very pleasant to work with; responds quickly and is witty to boot! I highly recommend this shop, it's owner/artisan and all it's wares!

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About

I got started because I worked at the Library.

When I worked at the Charlotte, NC Library, everyone read on their lunch break. We all were trying to eat and keep out books open at the same time. We only had two staplers to use--they worked better than anything else. I just knew there had to be a better way. The Open Book Zoo was born because of my need to read and eat at the same time. I sew and quilt, so I decided I could make them. I decided on animals because I love them and there is so much variety. I made one for everyone who worked there (35 at the time), and they seemed to go over pretty well. From there I have just progressed. I really like to read, and I have found they work great in other places, too, like the pool and the beach. I can lay on my chair and get my back tan and not have to hold my book open. Plus I don't eat! Gotta love that.

Cynthia

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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