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Interesting article about bookplates
« on: January 23, 2021, 09:15:45 pm »
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My aunt in New Mexico sent me some books, bookends and bookplates with a New Mexico theme when I was about 12. For years I collected bookplates and I still treasure the books I saved with those first bookplates.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 10:32:21 pm »
In author Vicki Delany's most recent newsletter, she mentioned sending bookplates and bookmarks to anyone who requested them. I sent off my request and just the other day I got an envelope in the mail with the signed bookplate and a few bookmarks to share with my fellow book fans and eventually some of the mystery book club members if we ever get back to having meetings.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 02:24:51 am »
In author Vicki Delany's most recent newsletter, she mentioned sending bookplates and bookmarks to anyone who requested them. I sent off my request and just the other day I got an envelope in the mail with the signed bookplate and a few bookmarks to share with my fellow book fans and eventually some of the mystery book club members if we ever get back to having meetings.

I know some authors are signing bookmarks and bookplates and mailing them to fans on request since so few of them are doing book signings during the pandemic.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 07:43:20 am »


I know some authors are signing bookmarks and bookplates and mailing them to fans on request since so few of them are doing book signings during the pandemic.

I had received a bookplate from Archer Mayor and now Vicki Delany. Add in the sort of private signing I had with Edith Maxwell and at least I'm having some sort of contact with the people who write the books I love to read.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 07:09:09 pm »
Suzanne Brockmann and Brenda Novak, who write romantic suspense, have both done book signings where they mailed autographs to fans. Those are just two who come to mind.

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 07:12:04 pm »
While we're on the subject of bookplates, this looks like a fun read - it's the third in a series:

https://lornabarrett.com/bookplate-special/



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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 02:40:08 pm »
While we're on the subject of bookplates, this looks like a fun read - it's the third in a series:

https://lornabarrett.com/bookplate-special/



I love that series, so I've read that book!

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2021, 05:19:03 pm »
While we're on the subject of bookplates, this looks like a fun read - it's the third in a series:

https://lornabarrett.com/bookplate-special/



I love that series, so I've read that book!

I've read a bunch of her books and liked them, so I'll have to add these to my collection, too.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2021, 02:02:37 pm »
It's fun to find bookplates when I buy an old book. I like to see who owned it before. Can't say that I've ever used a bookplate, but if I ever inherit one of those mansions with libraries full of gold edged books, I'll be sure to get some.

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2021, 06:59:46 am »
It's fun to find bookplates when I buy an old book. I like to see who owned it before. Can't say that I've ever used a bookplate, but if I ever inherit one of those mansions with libraries full of gold edged books, I'll be sure to get some.

It wasn't a bookplate but when I bought an Ian Rankin book at a book sale a couple towns over back pre-pandemic, I found that it was actually signed by the author. I don't know who was crazy enough to just give the book away like that but I know that I'm not letting it go.

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2021, 07:01:20 am »
While we're on the subject of bookplates, this looks like a fun read - it's the third in a series:

https://lornabarrett.com/bookplate-special/



By the way, the next book in the series is going to be called A DEADLY DELETION and it is due out in hardcover on July 27th.

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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2021, 04:29:03 pm »
Thanks - I'll preorder it!

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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2021, 04:50:38 pm »
In her latest author newsletter, J.A. Jance offered a signed bookplate and a signed bookmark for her latest book 'Missing and Endangered'.

I plan to buy the book, so I sent off a SASE. I included a note that included me taking a shot to request a couple extra bookmarks that I could share with the Mystery Book Club whenever we get to resume having in-person gatherings at the Wareham Free Library. I said that 2 or 3 bookmarks would be great and that Jance didn't have to sign them.

Yesterday, I received an envelope in the mail from the author. Not only was the bookplate there, but she included a baker's dozen of bookmarks and they were all signed as well!

So a big thank you to goes out to J.A. Jance for going above and beyond with the bookmarks! They will be shared quite enthusiastically!

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That's awesome! I'm always impressed by the generosity of authors. I like J. A. Jance's books and have several still on my bookshelves.

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