Three Lives & Company is an incredible independent bookstore in NYC that I frequented when I lived in the states. I have been using a bookmark from them from my last visit over 12 years ago. While I read about 120 books a year, that adds up to many books and pages the bookmark has kept for me. My friend Jan just recently visited the bookstore and sent me a new bookmark, free of smudges, rips, and tears. I don't know if I can use it. I may have to put it in safe keeping and continue using the old one.