Book Plates – Yay or Nay?


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I love book plates. Well, let me rephrase that: I love the idea of book plates. They can be so pretty and look so classic in a book. They do serve a good purpose; keeping your name and other information recorded on a book plate makes sure that if your book is lost or borrowed it will be more likely to be returned to you. They are fun for children, especially – kids like to put their mark on things, and what better way for them to declare ownership of their books than with book plates?

I’ve always wanted to find the perfect book plate to use for all of my books. But. I’ve also always been taught that you do not ever mark your books in any way. You do not bend the pages, you do not write in the books, and you do not put stickers (i.e. book plates) in your books. I had huge issues in college when I was expected to use a highlighter in my textbooks. What? What?! I had to grin and bear it at the time, but Pilot Frixion now makes an erasable highlighter, for those of you who have the same issues as I… Anyway, back to the subject at hand: Book Plates – Yay or Nay? Where do you stand?

I found so many great free printable book plates online; maybe someday I will be able to bring myself to use them. Here are a few examples of what I found, but be sure to check out my Book Plates board on Pinterest for more ideas, too!

 chevron circles

I love these circular chevron book plates! (From


   These would be super-cute for my niece, Addison. (From


These bicycle book plates would be perfect for my brother! (From

These are just a few examples of what you’ll find online and on my Book Plates Pinterest Board. Check it out today!

Do you use book plates? Would you consider using them? Where do you stand – Yay or Nay?

One thought on “Book Plates – Yay or Nay?

  1. Barb Parker says:

    OMG!!! You are so much like me! Highlight a college book – NO WAY! Put a sticker on a book? What sacrilege!!

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