Trips to the seashore are often memorable occasions and most of us stock up on souvenirs. From seashells to tee shirts, these keepsakes allow us to
reminisce about the sounds, sights and smells of the ocean. All things nautical are a very popular theme for collectors and nautical bookends are a
favorite among collectors of all ages. Decorative bookends featuring
lighthouses, shore birds, boats and aquatic animals are great bringing home a taste of the sea.
The power and beauty of the world's oceans have long captivated our imaginations. From ancient seafarers to modern day sailors, the ocean holds an almost
irresistible attraction. The stories of sailors have driven ancient mythology and make-believe for thousands of years. Sailors have claimed to see the most
amazing things while at sea and no claim has been more enduring than the legend of the mermaid. Said to be half fish and half woman, mermaids have led
sailors to the dangers of rocks and shoals, while other led them to great treasures. Tales of stranded sailors riding giant sea turtles back to shore
and sightings of great and ghastly ghost ships still abound today.
Mermaid bookends, seashell bookends and other aquatic themes can
add a bit of the seashore to any book collection. Lighthouses are yet another popular theme for nautical bookends and lighthouses are very popular