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Traveling Exhibition


The ASBC&D offers a marvelous traveling exhibition of contemporary international bookplates. This exhibition opened at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico during February 2009. It has been re-mounted and is now available to tour. Scroll to the bottom to see some photos.

Exceptional ex libris prints created by 120 artists representing 30 nations–300 fine examples.

Exhibition Catalog

Organized by country, these works of art are lightweight and mounted into 30, 20″ x 30″ frames. An illustrated catalogue accompanies this exciting presentation.

Our first World Ex Libris exhibition of the 21st century opened at the Boston Public Library. It then traveled to nationwide institutions to include the main public libraries in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland (OR).  Some other public showings included those at Duke University, University of Connecticut at Storrs, Millikin University, and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Help us to spread the word about this graphic art form! Our NEW World Ex Libris should be welcome at institutions from coast-to-coast!!

David Frazer, Australia Kazimierz Babkiewicz Nurgül Arikan, Turkey
Natalija Cernecova, Latvia Eugenia Timoshenko, Belarus Peter Ford, UK
Daniel Mitsui Muriel Frega, Argentina Malou Oi Yee Hung, China

Please contact the ASBC&D with your inquiries.


Here are some photos from the 2009 Congress in San Miguel de Allende:

Amy & Dan De France Jocelyne Benoit
Looking at bookplates at the Instituto Allende Gallery Start of SMA Walking Tour at the Instituto Allende
Joke van den Brandt's calligraphy workshop Calligraphy workshop
Jocelyne, Edith, & James Lunch