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Library Bookplate Design Competition: Bookplate Redesign Contest


Inspiration - More in Lilly Library Display

And the winner is...

Congratulations, Yim Rodriguez, creator of the winning design!

Contest Details

Library Bookplate Design Contest!!

Your design may be chosen to live inside
Earlham Library books for the next 100 years!

Come see our display of historic
Earlham bookplates in Lilly Library!

The alumni of Earlham College, one of the most noted Quaker colleges in existence, has a charming plate, found in all the books presented by its members to the college library... 
(from Esther Griffin White's Indiana Bookplates, 1910)

Bookplates are placed in books that are given as gifts to Earlham's libraries. Remember to include a space for the donor's name to appear at the bottom of the bookplate.

Submit paper or digital entries to Kate Blinn (

Deadline: Monday, October 15th, 2012 (midnight)

Image from Some American College Bookplates by Harry Parker Ward. Columbus, OH: Champlin Press, 1915. Digitized by Google Books.

What does Ex Libris mean?

An inscription, label, or stamp indicating the owner of a book; esp. a label or stamp of this kind artistically designed, bearing, e.g. the person's arms or crest, or some emblematic device; a book-plate or the like.

- from Oxford English Dictionary

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