book·​plate | \ ˈbu̇k-ˌplāt How to pronounce bookplate (audio) \

Definition of bookplate

: a book owner's identification label that is usually pasted to the inside front cover of a book

Examples of bookplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The copy was bound for the the Legal Classics Library in 2017 and includes the justice's personal bookplate. Dan Berman, CNN, 28 Jan. 2022 The black foldable bookplate and steel music stand are very easy to carry. Chris Hachey, BGR, 29 Apr. 2021 The large bookplate measures 475mm in width and 345mm in height and can be rotated 180 degrees. Chris Hachey, BGR, 29 Apr. 2021 The artist Robert Pruitt designed an ex libris bookplate for Jay-Z’s private library. WSJ, 13 Mar. 2021 Passes are $35, which includes a copy of the book with a bookplate signed by Kotb. Staff Reports,, 14 Oct. 2020 Readers who purchase a copy of the book from Semicolon will also receive a bookplate signed by Cooper, Goodman said. Karen Ann Cullotta,, 1 Oct. 2020 Most major special collections, like the Oliver Room, also adhere a bookplate to the inside front cover. Travis Mcdade, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2020 Guests were encouraged to write a personal message of support on the bookplates inside. Candace Jordan,, 19 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of bookplate

1791, in the meaning defined above

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“Bookplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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