I’ve always wanted a way to establish my identity on my books. I usually scrawl my name and the date inside, but I’ve longed for a more “official” mark for a long time now, and I’ve grown tired of running out of book plates and stickers to label my books.
I thought of a rubber stamp, but I didn’t really want to mess with ink, and I was still not sold on the self-inking kind. And then one day, I mooched a book that had a dry seal on it, and I got the idea of having my own dry seal made for my library.
Luckily there was a dry seal maker next to the post office and I was finally able to get mine made yesterday.
The results? Here you go:
It’s going to take a while, pressing that seal into over a thousand books, but I’m really pleased at how it turned out — there’s something romantic about embedding your identity into a book. I could barely contain my excitement last night, that I mostly spent trying the dry seal out. It’s another great investment for my books, and I love it!