World Book Day 2016 - New Ex Libris stamps inspired by Great Literature

World Book Day - on Thursday 3rd March this year - celebrates the joy and value of books and reading. You couldn't really get more Bloomfield & Rolfe than that! So, to celebrate we've come up with some smashing new Ex Libris designs, inspired by great literature...

Clockwise from top left: 'Whale' stamp (inspired by Moby Dick); 'Train' stamp (The Railway Children); 'The Owl & The Pussycat' (the nonsense rhyme by Edward Lear); 'Wuthering Heights' stamp (Wuthering Heights).

All stamps are priced at £25 and can be personalised with a name of your choice. Perfect for stamping ownership on your own favourite books. 

You can read about World Book Day and events and activities here

Wondering where the lovely background images come from in the photos above? 

Every child in the UK get's a £1 book token this Thursday. Any of these books would be a great addition to their library.

Clockwise from top left: 'A River' by Marc Martin; 'Oi! Get off our train' by John Burningham; 'We're going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury; 'The Storm Whale' by Benji Davies.

Case Study: Bespoke Ex Libris for a young child

When a customer asked us to make a bespoke Ex Libris stamp for one year old Theo, they gave his interests as 'Bubbles' 'Ball Pools' and 'Books'. A conventional Bespoke Bookplate wasn't really appropriate in this case, so we came up with this design which we think captures his personality perfectly!

Bespoke Ex Libris Stamp

If you'd like us to create a special design for a child (or adult) in your life, just drop us a line at orders@bloomfieldandrolfe.come with any ideas you might have.  Prices start at £65 for a totally original design, including a gift box and ink pad; they make a thoughtful and original Christening or birthday gift.


*New Product Alert!* Ex Libris Carousel and Digger

We may be up to our necks in orders at this time of year, but the creativity never stops (although the boring paperwork may suffer!). We're pleased to reveal another couple of Ex Libris designs, there are now 20 to choose from in our online shop. (Last date for Christmas orders 12th December!)

Ex Libris - Carousel

Ex Libris - Digger

Quote from Rolfe when the design was revealed:

"Look at the mole! Jen, I think you have a knack for making even the most industrial of subjects.....cute. Never thought I'd say that."