Book Plates of the Famous and Infamous

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

The website Dark Roasted Blend features a story today about “Ex Libris Art” — or rather, book plates. It has some wonderful samples of this forgotten and much neglected art. There are examples from the libraries of many famous writers, including Jack London, Sigmund Freud, Charles Dickens, as well as those from notables such as Greta Garbo, Cecil B. DeMille, and…Benito Mussolini.


About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.