This is a very rough preliminary sketch of my new Meerkat bookplate.
I wish I had a dollar for all the people who have told me they have been meaning to get a bookplate.What in the world are they waiting for? I expect my Meerkat bookplates from Andy English to arrive before Christmas. If you want to see some of Andy's finished woodblocks go to
For those of you on a limited budget here is a less expensive but very tasteful alternative from the Moontree Letterpress .Their bookplates can be found at:
I have been meaning to mention this for several weeks.The UBC Library's bookplate website has a very nice image management system and some interesting bookplates.
My annual trip to Chicago takes place next week (12/12 through 12/17 ) . If any of you from that area have bookplates for sale or trade let me hear from you. One place I always enjoying visiting when I go to Chicago is Bookmans Alley in Evanston. If you have never been there and you plan to be in the Chicago it is worth a visit.
It's Monday morning and I have stumbled upon an interesting blog about supporting your local bookstores. I have no axe to grind with the chains but do applaud anyone tries to to slow down the extinction of independent booksellers with open stores.
It's Tuesday morning and I will be leaving for Chicago today.This week I have been posting some bookplate sites that are worth visiting. Marcela Groeneveld in The Netherlands is a bookplate dealer whose site is very informative.
One foot out the door but I have got to add one very nice blog about Clifford Berryman's bookplates compiled by Mike Rhoade