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INVENTOR SOLVES ANNOYING PROBLEM OF LOSING YOUR PLACE WHILE READING

 INVENTOR SOLVES ANNOYING PROBLEM
 OF LOSING YOUR PLACE WHILE READING
 BYRON, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It took an avid reader to invent a bookmark that finally ends the frustration of accidentally losing your place when reading your favorite novel or how-to-book.
 The invention, called the PageKeeper(R) bookmark, consists of a colorful clasp and small, precision-configured spring. The clasp fits snugly on the back cover of any hard- or softbound book, and the spring keeps your place from the first to last page.
 The bookmark, currently available at bookstores around the nation, was invented by Scott Capamaggio of Byron, N.Y. Capamaggio, who had difficulty reading as a child, became an avid reader as an adult. One night, he set aside a book to answer the door. When he returned, he discovered he lost his place.
 "Instead of going back to find my place in the book," Capamaggio said, "I vowed on the spot to invent a simple device that would always mark the right page. After years of development and testing, the product is now ready."
 With the PageKeeper bookmark, you can fall asleep, drop your book, or when the phone or doorbell rings set the book down without fear of losing your place. As you turn a page, the spring flexes gently, allowing the completed page to slide through while it firmly grips the next page. The appropriate place is always marked. The PageKeeper costs about $4 and comes in three stylish colors: crimson, royal blue, and ebony.
 Capamaggio hopes the PageKeeper bookmark will help the estimated 80 million avid readers in the U.S. enjoy themselves more. He already has received thank-you letters and calls from people in test-market sites. Many of the letters praise the bookmark's convenience and usefulness, especially as a gift.
 He said, "The most personally rewarding letters and calls come from the elderly and handicapped who say the PageKeeper bookmark helps them solve an annoying problem in their lives."
 For further information, contact Bookmarks, Unlimited, Inc., Route 237, Byron, N.Y. 14422; telephone, 800-548-7380.
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 EDITORS NOTE: Photos, samples, and interviews available. Contact: Chris Beach, of Robert J. Elliott Public Relations, phone and fax: 716-426-4433.
 /CONTACT: Bob Elliott, of R.J. Elliott Public Relations, 716-426-4433, for Bookmarks Unlimited, Inc./ CO: Robert Elliott Public Relations ST: New York IN: SU: PDT


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