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6 Classic, Funny, Beautiful Bookplates

Cool Bookplate Designs
By Kira Walton

Thinking about bookplates as I wrote Why I Love Bookplates, I realized it’s time to find myself a new design.

I had fun scouring the web for some new favorites – I share them with you below. And I invite you to share your bookplates with Read It Forward!

Read It Forward Favorite Bookplates[Credits: clockwise from top right. Bookplate of Loresini Biazzi, Pratt Libraries collection, via Pinterest; Bookplate of American painter and illustrator Edward Penfield, via Pinterest; From the Brewer Collection, via Bookplate Junkie.]

Read It Forward Favorite Bookplates[Credits: clockwise from top right. Mid-century modern bookplate, via illustrator Christie Lee; Skull bookplate from Blue Ridge Bookplates, via Etsy; Bookplate from Pink Loves Brown, via StyleHive.]

Would you use any of the bookplates above? Tell us in a comment!

About the Author

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life. She's worked as a college English teacher, a bookseller, a book club consultant and author, a marketing director at a book publisher, and now editor at Read It Forward. When not reading, she's usually doing yoga, meditating, or hiking with her dog, her husband and his daughter. As much as she loves living in the Colorado mountains, she misses her favorite place to read: the NYC subway. Read It Forward is brought to you by a team of readers who love books as much as you do. Questions? Comments? Contact us at
  • Kate Rados Hernandez

    I had a ballerina book plate set, when I was a kid, and I think I still have it on one of my books. I’ll have to take a picture and post it!