book-darts.jpgAs I’ve mentioned, I am in the process of finishing up my Ph.D. In writing my thesis, which concerns nature memoirs and environmental ethics, one of the gadgets I depend upon is the humble book dart. As long as you remember to remove them before returning books to the library (I have been known to forget this step), they can be used over and over and over again for decades.

Book darts are small re-usable metal arrows that slip onto the edges of pages to mark lines that you want to come back to. Although they fit snuggly, they do not leave any marks when they are removed, making them ideal for using with library books. Although I have used them for my thesis, they are great for non-students as well. For example, A friend of mine uses them in her cookbooks so she can quickly find her favourite recipes.

Book darts come in tins of 50 and are available exclusively from local company, Lee Valley Tools. They are made in the U.S.A.

Lee Valley Tools, 900 Morrison Dr., Ottawa, ON, 613-596-9202

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