One other thing to do if you have recently purchased books is to label them. The most common method would be to label them using book plates. These come in different designs, colors and sizes and add style to the meaning of ownership.
Towards the end of last year, I was able to find a book plate that I could use over and over again and which looks super smashing. Not to mention forbidding. Anyone who sees that big text on the top portion would think twice about book-napping anything labeled with it. Or would they? Hehe
This is the back portion of the rubber stamp.
The stamp, by the way, is by All Night Media.
Red is my choice of ink because it instantly brights up any piece of paper. Plus, it provides great contrast to the black ink of the pen I use to write in my name, the date the book was purchased and the store I got it from.
How about you? How do you label your books? Would love to know. 🙂
Mary Engelbreit is a well known illustrator whose unique evocative style earned a huge following and whose works have been featured on various products. Click here to know more about her.
Images were taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2. © Pachuvachuva, 2011.