Long considered a divine creature, the humble turtle has a history dating back some 200 million years. Some species of turtles can survive for over 100 years. Their longevity alone has earned them great respect in many cultures. Like the animals they replicate, collectible turtle bookends are unique and timeless.
Creatures of both land and water, turtles are adaptable and beautiful in ways that only turtles could be. As creatures of mythology and folklore, turtles are thought of as the living embodiments of gods and considered immortal. In the Hindu religion, turtles are considered to be living incarnations of the god Vishnu.
There are turtle bookends available for every taste and decor. Collectors of nautical bookends can find a wide variety of turtle themes. Turtles have even become popular cultural icons, in kidís movies, cartoons and childrenís literature. Turtle bookends can add a touch of nature and fun to any childís book collection.