Friday, February 23, 2007

Ex libris

All the books that had Antioch bookplates are gone; the only books with bookplates now are books that once belonged to others and a few with the tie-rod star end-ornament from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Antioch Bookplate business is now Bookplate Ink and still offers many of the same designs, along with custom printing, and now all are self-adhesive. I enjoyed the article in today's WSJ, especially the passing mention of Signature Books, which were almost always much better than the Landmark and World Landmark ones. Most Signature Books had more text and less whitespace. I still think that the black-and-white bookplates are better than the colored ones. It would cost a pretty penny to put one in every book in the database and the records aren't even current.


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