Today we welcome back Allie S. to the blog. She teamed up with a few Hallmarkers to celebrate a day all about books. Each artist designed their own bookplate for all you book lovers to enjoy. Download one (or all!) and read on!
I have been an avid reader since early elementary school, and for National Book Lover’s Day (tomorrow, August 9th) I asked a few artists to create bookplates with me! I love the idea of creating a personal library filled with books that tie to meaningful moments in your life, and bookplates are the perfect way to mark those extra-special books as yours. You can download each of these designs to add a stylish touch to your own libraries. Download my design here. Take a look at what we created:
Great books transcend generations. They can be passed down, shared, resold, lost, and sometimes even stolen. Where a book has been and how you came to own it can be just as important as what’s written inside. The evidence of that journey is captivating. This is why bookplates will always have a special place in my heart…they elevate the privilege of owning a book. Download Daniel’s bookplate here.
We are all readers in our house. I was inspired by our two pups who also enjoy “reading.” (Or maybe they just love to park, perch, and peruse alongside someone who just happens to have a book in hand!) Download Ken’s bookplate here.
Every year I put together a summer reading list to tackle before fall. Those extra hours of daylight provide the perfect opportunity to relax outside and indulge in a novel. I love how books can transport you to another time and place, and wanted my bookplate to feel adventurous with a warm weather twist. I used mermaids and pirate elements to create the perfect summer-themed bookplate, a sunny addition for any library. Download Lauren’s bookplate template here.
We all love the digital age—but, really, there’s nothing quite like a solid book. Especially when batteries run down. Even if there were no energy concerns, it’s hard to imagine passing a digital book down for generations, let alone gifting that special one. When it comes to treasures, there’s no replacement for the bound and printed page. Of course, it’s even better when we use bookplates, which are not only a fun way to designate ownership but also add more to the history of a special book as it gets passed along. My hope is that these bookplates will help to grow the tradition of book ownership, either for yourself or in gifting for another. Enjoy! Download Crista’s bookplate here.
I love books even more than chocolate. And that is saying a lot!
I have books all over the house and read from 7 or 8 of them at a time.
I love books so much that I’ve even published my own. I knew writing and publishing would be in my blood when I first read Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. I lend out books all the time, and that is why bookplates are so valuable—so people remember who to return them to! Download Jim’s bookplate here.
What book are you reading right now? We would love to hear. Be sure to tag us on Instagram. @think.make.share