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Bookends is an album by Simon and Garfunkel, released April 3, 1968. It was produced by Paul Simon, Roy Halee[?] and Art Garfunkel.

Bookends was a #1 hit on Billboard's (North America) Pop Albums chart. Two singles charted: "At the Zoo" and "Fakin' It", which peaked a #16 and #23, respectively.

Columbia Records LP KCS 9529; CD CK 09529; Remastered CD 66003.


All songs by Paul Simon

  1. Bookends Theme (Instrumental) (0:32)
  2. Save The Life Of My Child (2:49)
  3. America (3:34)
  4. Overs (2:14)
  5. Voices of Old People
  6. Old Friends (2:36)
  7. Bookends (1:16) SAMPLE
  8. Fakin' It (3:14)
  9. Punky's Dilemma (2:10)
  10. Mrs. Robinson (4:02)
  11. A Hazy Shade Of Winter (2:17)
  12. At The Zoo (2:11)

Bonus tracks:

  • You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies (2:19)
  • Old Friends (Demo)


  • Art Garfunkel - Vocals, Producer
  • Paul Simon - Guitar, Vocals, Producer
  • John Simon - Production Assistant
  • Roy Halee - Producer, Engineer
  • Jimmie Haskell - Arranger, Arrangement Preparation
  • Bob Johnston - Production Assistant
  • Jim Marshall - Photography

Bookends are also heavy, often decorative, objects placed at either end of a row of books on a shelf or table, to hold them upright.

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