A bookplate is a small printed or decorative label pasted into a book, often on the front endpaper, to indicate ownership.
Bookplates typically bear a name, motto, emblem, or other motif that relates to the owner of the book, or is requested by the owner from an artist or designer. The name of the owner usually follows an inscription such as “from the library of”, or in Latin, “ex libris”.
My bookplate designs symbolize the importance of reading and I have used them to promote literacy awareness through my volunteer work with the Literacy Council of Frederick County. In today’s milieu of e-readers and digital books, I hope collecting and reading print books never becomes a lost art.
Haiku Style Bookplates – Twenty-seven bookplate designs include a Haiku poem, written by the artist, inspired mostly by observations in her garden. Haiku is a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally referencing the natural world.
Library Style Bookplates – Ten bookplate designs were created in a more
traditional “library” style, bearing the words “This Book Belongs To” or “Ex Libris”.
The bookplate designs were created using an assortment of found papers and cards. Each comes matted and framed in a 10 x 8-inch solid pine wood easel-backed frame. Perfect for hanging or displaying on your bookshelf.
$55 each, 3 or more $50 each
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing.