Friday, July 11, 2008

Book Plates

Do you use bookplates? I am an ardent fan. I have a lovely little collection of vintage-y bookplates, but recently I've been bookplate shopping for more, or a company that I can set up as a vendor for our bookstore. I was blown away by all the adorable paper companies out there. So far I haven't been successful in finding what quite fits our academic store, but I am personally a huge fan of the following.

Soooooo. . . tell me what you think! And if you know any booklovers who are turning the big 3-0 in a couple of weeks, this is just the sort of gift that would keep her feeling youthful! (I like "Home Sweet Home," and "Hello Deer" from Paper Princess best, hint hint.) :)


Here's Paper Princess -- all their stuff is cute!
http://www.thepaperprincess.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6&zenid=cab23a38e7587615f2339d0fdc5d0c19

Felix Doolittle has more serious ones, check out the book prints
http://www.felixdoolittle.com/web/product_bp.aspx

Bookplate Ink has the plates I have and a fun interactive tool that shows how the fonts look on the plates.http://www.bookplateink.com/bw_bookplates.htm

This Etsy store has the most original ones of all
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=12324877

7 comments:

Lew Jaffe said...

Dear Gretchen,
You might enjoy my bookplate blog
Http://bookplatejunkie.blogspot.com

Sallie said...

Thank you for the links! My husband and I keep saying we need to get bookplates for all our MANY books. Now, I don't have any excuse :-)

God bless,
Sallie
(via the SBC Women feed)

GloryandGrace said...

I like the last two links - And I recognize a couple of the ones from Bookplate Ink that someone must have given me once upon a time... ;)

nanatrish said...

I hope you get everything you want for your birthday. Please drop by and visit my blog. I have passed on an award to you. Later, Trish

imalibrarylady said...

Gretchen,
I really love some of the ones from the last link. Very charming.
I think I need to get Amanda some for her constantly growing book collection.

Blessings,
Barb

Gretchen said...

Barb! You simply MUST! How memorable. How are you all? Andrew home for the summer? College going well? Emily goes to school here at the undergraduate college, but is home for the summer of course. We love having her here, as you might imagine. Tell everyone hi!

Emily said...

I love those!
I think the felix dolittle ones are gorgeous!
-emily