Monday, September 16, 2013

This Week in bookplates 9/16/2013

I purchased this bookplate last week  and assumed it was English. I was wrong.
It turns out it was designed by May and Grace Greenleaf of Indianapolis, Indiana,
It is the only bookplate I own by these artists.

In searching through my reference books I found a partial checklist of other bookplates they designed,
Isaac Bildersee
Earlham Alumni, Illustrated P.98 Some American College Bookplates by Harry Parker Ward

Hettie Elliott
Harry Irving Miller
Carolyn Louise Salter
Edward L.Stevens
If you have any bookplates by these artists please send a scan and it will be added to this posting

Boxing is not a common theme on bookplates so I was very pleased to obtain this bookplate by
 Dugald Stewart Walker.I also have a duplicate for possible exchange.
Every morning I receive a newsletter called  Exlibris-L-Digest
More often than not I glance at it and then it is deleted. Yesterday and today there were very interesting topics discussed.

Dick Lowenstein asked this question:

I am looking for the names of successful second-hand book shops in public
libraries. Not, for example, the N. Y. Public Library, which sells only new
books at its main location. A real store where customers can browse and buy
second-hand books. Small to big shops, size doesn't matter. Combined gift and
book stores, too, as long as the books offered are not new books.

Here are  a few of the responses:

Try the Toronto Public Library:
Book Ends and Book Ends South
Lots of choice and excellent prices. Many branches of this very large
library system also sell withdrawn and donated books.


Dick, I am pretty sure there is such a shop in the main San
Francisco Public Library, just inside the entrance on Grove
Street. I do believe it is run by the library, so if you are
looking for shops which are independently run, by a private
individual, even though in a library, this shop likely does not
qualify. But it does sell used books.
For a smaller town, the Newport Public library has a nice store run by its


To this list I would add my  favorite right here in Philadelphia.


There was also an interesting link about 10 inspiring bookshops around the world.The ads on the site are both annoying and intrusive but it is still worth looking at.In fact I would love to visit each and every shop described.

See You next week.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Fun topic. I'd like to add Portland, Oregon's Multnomah County Library, which has a used bookshop called The Title Wave, which inhabits a 1912 Carnegie library.

Also, further south is the Eugene (Oregon) Public Library, which has a very pleasant used bookstore in the atrium.