As a kid I loved shopping for school supplies. While I loved getting new pens, pencils and paper, my favourite part was getting new books and the ritual of wrapping them in Con-Tact (clear Con-Tact of course). I’d cut out pictures of movie stars or bands that I loved and would put together a little collage on the cover. I’d stick a sticker on the inside cover proclaiming that the book was mine and I’d be all ready for the new school year. It’s funny thinking about little rituals like this. Even though it happened years and years ago I remember it like it was yesterday.
I’ve just popped these back-to-school labels (bookplates) on my Etsy store and there are more to come to stay tuned.
I love books. That probably comes as no surprise really. Books give us the opportunity to live multiple lives within our own relatively short existence. They give us the ability to be things we’d never otherwise be. Within the pages of a book is magic so strong that it can conjure whole worlds in our minds. And that is pretty cool.
Books make the best presents. I give them to my nieces in the hopes that they’ll grow to share the same love I have for the written word. I inscribe them (when I remember to) because I think that’s a cool touch. I know that some people think marking books is a bit sacrilegious, but hey, each to their own.
If you want to go a different route bookplates are ideal. There are so many cute ideas to choose from too. Read more books everyone!
The Fox and the Teacup
The Little Fox
The Lovely Desk
Olive and Star
Devon Design Co
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