Please place your order by Wednesday 6 December for bookplates to arrive in good time for Christmas

Most Slightly Foxed readers, we suspect, have some irritating gaps on their bookshelves left by favourite titles lent and never returned. A personal bookplate is an elegant and practical way of solving the problem and gives the book itself a special interest, identity and provenance. But commissioning an original bookplate is costly, and with this in mind, we’re offering readers the opportunity to acquire a personalized yet affordable bookplate featuring a wood engraving by two of our favourite engravers, Howard Phipps and Sue Scullard.

The bookplates will be printed on fine Italian Fabriano acid-free paper by Anthony Eyre at The Letter Press in Cirencester. As shown, there are eight charming engraved scenes to choose from, with a space on which the individual reader’s name will be printed.

Available in quantities of 250, 500 or 1,000 a personalized bookplate would make a very handsome present or provide an excellent incentive to do that sort-out of your own books that you’ve long had in mind.