These are almost all (I found one more after taking this photo) the bookmarks I collected while in Washington and Oregon. There's a mix from the conference I attended, public libraries and bookstores like Powell's and Elliott Bay.
The six black and white bookmarks in the lower center are unusual in that I paid for them. They are from the Friends of the Multnomah County Library gift shop in Portland. The bookmarks are reproductions of the steps in the library's staircase. Someday I'll scan them for a closer look. The only other paid-for bookmarks in my collection also come from a visit to Portland back in 1985 (or was it '86?).
Also of note is what may be the world's most voluminous bookmark. I was driving through Tillamook, intending only to gas up the car and take a quick tour of the famous Tillamook Cheese factory (and perhaps get an ice cream cone therein). The high school on the south side of town is proudly labeled "Tillamook High School - Home of the Cheesemakers". That made me want a Tillamook Cheesemakers t-shirt so I parked the car and wandered around downtown Tillamook looking for a shirt.
No luck. The screenprinting shop was closed for the day and a quick walk around didn't uncover any other business selling them. So, it was off to the Tillamook County Library. That double height yellow and white bookmark unfolded into five 8.5 x 14" pages of "inspirational fiction" listed by author. That alone is inspirational!
On a side note, the list of things I forgot to photograph (Aberdeen welcome sign), ran out of time to see (Port Townsend) keeps growing. Today I learned about the Peculiarium which opened in Portland a few days after I passed through town. Maybe I have to go back soon!