From astrology to the forest floor, bears have made a strong impression on humankind. Even when it comes to decorating, bear bookends give us a way
to honor these powerful and somewhat enigmatic animals. Bears have proved to be adaptable and have captured our collective imagination as few other animals
Black bears, polar bears, Kodiak bears, and the fearsome grizzly bear roam as solitary animals. As omnivores, bears are happy to eat almost anything that
does not eat them first. Seeing bears in captivity or on television, humans have developed an impression of bears as cute, cuddly creatures. With the ability
to run at over thirty miles per hour and climb trees, bears are not to be trifled with in the wild.
Our love for these animals has inspired everything from cartoon characters to the always popular teddy bear. Decorative bookends that feature bears and teddy bears can make the perfect
accent for a childs bedroom and few of us can resist the look of a cuddly teddy bear. All sorts of cartoon bear and film characters can have been made into
decorative bookends and some are highly prized by collectors.
Like similar works of statuary art, bear bookends reflect a power and majesty seen only in a handful of the worlds great animals. Like the bald
eagle, bears appear as symbols of strength and permanence.