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Ever design a bookplate? Paste one into your books? Thinking about personal marks of ownership? Time to get acquainted! For nearly a century, the American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers (ASBC&D) unites "ex libris" artists and collectors.
Our international network provides the highest visibility for your artwork and essays. Through publications, competitions, exhibitions, conferences, and the internet. LOOK!
James P Keenan 

Traveling Exhibition


The ASBC&D offers a marvelous traveling exhibition of contemporary international bookplates. This exhibition opened at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico during February 2009. It has been re-mounted and is now available to tour. Scroll to the bottom to see some photos.

Exceptional ex libris prints created by 120 artists representing 30 nations–300 fine examples.

About Ex Libris

Since the fifteenth century, distinguished artists and their patrons have given serious attention to this art form. A bookplate represents pride in the ownership of books. It is a miniature graphic art print developed to adorn books providing a convenient, individualized way for the book’s owner to be identified. The bookplate, or ex libris, is a label affixed to the inside front cover of a book.