"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one that looks as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more
stairways than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows
how to read. "
I've also created a new blog (nothing posted there yet, so I won't provide the link) where I will post links to all the labels I've created so far. I've thought that maybe this way it will be easier to find for people. The blog will be in English and every contribution will be posted as well.
I don't have time to start it now, because I'm going to Lisbon tomorrow (yesss... I've got tickets for the Leonard Cohen concert!) but I will start working on it sometime next week. Anyway, the labels will remain in my server. I'll only post the links to the blog.
I have purchased a book bag, key fop and wings, & my sister bought me a book bag, hat and label pin for xmas, however, I would never buy the labels but have purchased the bookstamp, I really don't think member labels cut into bcing.
If you see a label you like, you need to click on it to get the large image THEN right click and save.
PLEASE NOTE: the thumbnail will not save in this way.
Some (not all) of these labels have "Released by fairy-whispers in Rockhampton, Qld Australia" printed on them. Feel free to erase this and replace it with your own details. If you don't know how to do this, just PM or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) your user-name and area along with the details of which labels you want and your email address (this is so I can send the labels to you and I won't keep it once it they are sent. If you don't want me to know your email, you could create a temporary yahoo,gmail or hotmail account) and I'll fix it up for you.
There are some beautiful labels here, such a creative lot bookcrossers are! Maybe the wrong place to ask, but what is a book spiral? Rays and rings I know, but spirals are new to me since I was last active in the forums.
> Rays and rings I know, but spirals are new > to me since I was last active in the > forums.
From the FAQS which you can reach from a link at the bottom of every page:
A Bookspiral (or Book Spiral often in the forum) involves ringing or raying a series of books (such as the Stephanie Plum mysteries or Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books one at a time, passed in order to the participants so that when participant one finishes with a book, it is passed to the next participant, and the next book in the series passes to participant one, and so on.
I didn't make the small front labels, but I downloaded them once and put them up there for others who can't find them anymore. I also have some stickers, labels, and bookbands that I did make (other than the Ballycumber art, which I borrowed from various sources). You have to scroll down--the link is in the right column under the blog archive.
thank you grubsneerg for the labels on your blog i have been looking for them everywhere i saw them when i caught somebodys book and had to find out where now i know they are different it was very helpful that you put what label sizes aswell thank you again im going to use the book band aswell
and thanks to all for sharing, I have downloaded and saved a few diff labels, I need to learn a bit more before I can make my own on the pc, but I recently retired so I guess I will have time to learn now....
Ages ago, I printed out some labels that said something along the lines of "Now that you've read the book, I hope you'll enter your comments at BookCrossing.com..." There was also a space for writing the BCID #. Now I've used them all up, and I don't remember where I found them. Any suggestions? I'm not totally computer-literate, and it takes me too long to create labels like that on my own!
Did you print them out without saving them? If not, you may still have the file on your computer somewhere. It's generally clever to save files like that for later use, since webpages migrate and sometimes die.
I have some that say "What did you think? Make a journal entry at www.bookcrossing.com" and then there is space for the BCID. They fit on the return address labels (80 to a sheet). I uploaded them to my blog. Feel free to take a look: http://grubsneerg.blogspot.com.
They have a dove with an olive branch in its beak, and a little Ballycumber hanging from that, circling the globe. They are in my label sampler on my blog: grubsneerg.blogspot.com. If you like, I do have them 10 up on a sheet of 2 x 4 labels and I can send you a PDF...
I came across it once when trawling through user-created labels, but stupidly didn't get it on my computer, and lost the link as well. Tried to find it today in a hurry for this weekend's BC table at a big recycling event, and couldn't. Can anyone help? We could still use it tomorrow...
But anyway, thank you all for so many beautiful and creative labels! BC Helsinki collected a demo folder for the Finnish BC General Meet last summer, and we are still adding to it. Just looked through it today - what a great inspiration.
You'll notice some "extra" space at the left side of most labels. Did that because I wanted tall labels and since I often have them printed by a photo service, I needed something to prevent automatic resizing. Working on labels without the extra space and will make a printer friendly version as well. Happy BookCrossing and...*meow* :)
A suggestion... would you consider taking the 'first' out of 'first registered by'? I think it's just a tad misleading - really, only one person ever registers a book. I like these a lot and plan to use them.
... because sometimes someone other than the last one to release it has registered it and it's cool to see where it was "first." I understand your concern, though. It could lead people to think they need to add a label with their name on it, I suppose. I'll take it under advisement. :)
> ... because sometimes someone other than > the last one to release it has registered > it and it's cool to see where it was > "first." I understand your concern, > though. It could lead people to think they > need to add a label with their name on it, > I suppose. I'll take it under advisement. > :)
I think that the confusion, leading to unnecessary "re-registrations" by newbies is why the Supply Store stopped using the "first" on labels. It's only registered once, after all. First released might be different, but on ly one registration.
So ok, this makes me think of something new. What if you had a larger label with multiple lines. The first line would say who registered it, then the lines below would be of others who had their hands on the book. Concord Free Press does this by printing lines in the backs of the free books they give out - you write your name in when you read it. Hmmm.