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Edited: Aug 29, 2011, 12:09pm Top

On LT's 6th birthday, a new LibraryThing stamp!

Info at the blog, or go right to the store.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:13pm Top

Happy Birthday! I bought you a stamp! Oh, I mean, I bought one for me. :)

Thank you so much for following through with this.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:16pm Top

That's a fine stamp. Makes me wish I liked stamping my books!

Aug 29, 2011, 12:16pm Top

>2 MrsLee: - Yeah, I know the feeling :-)

Aug 29, 2011, 12:25pm Top

I have bookplates from my dear granddad, I'm considering stamping those rather than the page itself.

Of course, adhering a bookplate can be equally offensive, and if left loose between pages it could always fall out. But ... it's something I'm considering.

Nice stamp, by the way.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:34pm Top

I like it, and might just get myself one.. have to check Ammy for ink colors.

Aug 29, 2011, 12:36pm Top

They really need to invent the book equivalent of static window clings.

Aug 29, 2011, 1:05pm Top

Am really wishing I could just "Like" several of the above comments :)

Inspired Birthday Offering . . . but I'm also in the group that needs to adjust to the notion of stamping my books . . . these days some of the paper is so thin I'd worry about bleed through . . .

Anyway, it DOES look lovely!

Aug 29, 2011, 1:17pm Top

When I inherit books, or buy them used, I love to see things written in them, as long as it doesn't interfere with the text, sort of gives me a feeling for the books past life. :) But then I don't collect books for value. It's kind of like when I visit a museum, I get more bang out of imagining the people who used the items, than the items themselves.

brightcopy, I think that is a great idea and you could make a bundle if you invented it, there are lots of people who enjoy pristine books. Not to mention, the dreaded price stickers that merchants apply to the outside. THAT bothers me. :)

Aug 29, 2011, 1:40pm Top

#9 by MrsLee> Thanks, but if post-it notes are the best the million dollar research labs can come up with, it's highly unlikely I'll think of something different. :D

Maybe if they can ever make a mass market Gecko Tape, there could be a potential solution.

Aug 29, 2011, 1:47pm Top

Absolutely lovely! Can't wait for mine to arrive! Thank you!

Aug 29, 2011, 3:04pm Top

That's lovely. I think I'll use the image when I link books to LT.

Aug 29, 2011, 3:50pm Top

Like the sobriety, the non-cuteness of the design. "Here be books..."

Aug 29, 2011, 3:51pm Top

Still, it's better to stamp the books with your own mind.

Aug 29, 2011, 5:18pm Top

Pretty stamps, very elegant. But I just can't bring myself to stamp books (or use bookplates).

Aug 29, 2011, 5:59pm Top

I'm still going to hold out for the embossing die version.

Aug 29, 2011, 10:48pm Top


.... WHY did this have to come out right after I spent $25 of bill-money for a unicorn statue? *grumbles and adds "LT stamp" to list of things to budget for next paycheck*

Aug 29, 2011, 10:49pm Top

You could dip the horn in ink and gore your books with the statue... :)

Aug 29, 2011, 11:38pm Top

So who is the supplier? Do they only make for companies, or do they make for individuals, too?
I have been looking for one forever!

Edited: Aug 30, 2011, 12:29am Top

I, too, would like to know about the maker. What is the place of manufacture?

But until you improve multiple authors, I'm not giving you any money.

Aug 30, 2011, 5:02pm Top

Well, hot demand for these! We've already sold out of the "first printing" and ordered a second; they should be here by the end of the week (so if you ordered today there may be a slight delay).

Aug 30, 2011, 5:54pm Top

I’m with #19 and #20 – who made them, and do they take individual orders? (Hanging out for one with my name in it …)

Aug 30, 2011, 9:18pm Top

Wow, I ordered as soon as I saw the notice on FB, and you sold out before that? Way to go, I'm glad they are popular, and though I am eager to get mine, when it arrives it will bring with it the responsibility of cataloging, checking and stamping, so I don't mind the wait. :)

Aug 31, 2011, 1:09am Top

Hm, I used to go down the office supply store and order stamps, made of equally impressive parts, back-in-the-day. I think the last time I did so, was about 1997. (Not to long ago, I say!)

Great stamp, btw. I'll order for sure, but don't know if I'll use. On second thought, (did you catch that stream-of-consciousness?), I'll stamp my bookmarks--whatever bookmark I use for a book, stays with that book, never to be used again.

Aug 31, 2011, 1:38am Top

I was just thinking about provenance, and that this stamp would be great, with some additions: Space for a name, or whatever, including a link to the owner's LT page.

Alternatively, a stamp that could be ordered officially, with user information included.

Personally, I would opt for a line so that I could 'sign' my name, with that and "LibraryThing" et al, bordered. So, a larger, square stamp would be required. imo.

Sep 2, 2011, 5:36pm Top

I just got mine in the mail today!!! Hooray!

Sep 2, 2011, 6:52pm Top

Ok. I've gotta go check the mail. (Downtown at the postoffice) BRB

Sep 2, 2011, 7:11pm Top

YAY! It's here!

Sep 7, 2011, 9:06am Top

The price of the LT stamp will rise to $14.95 on Friday, September 9. Order yours before then to get the introductory $9.95 rate!

Edited: Sep 7, 2011, 11:25am Top

Oh, alright then. Done!

Thanks for the timely warning, Jeremy.

Sep 7, 2011, 11:57am Top

Jeremy, can you tell us about the maker? I hope these stamps are not made from rainforest lumber, made by labourers on the other side of the planet in a bad work environment.

Edited: Sep 7, 2011, 11:58am Top

They're made from the bleached bones of drowned polar bears.

Sep 7, 2011, 12:01pm Top

Drat. I only use unbleached polar bear products.

Sep 7, 2011, 12:19pm Top

The stamps are from www.rubberstamps.net They're mounted on maple wood, and made in Iowa.

Sep 7, 2011, 12:50pm Top

Now I will have to think about getting this stamp tonight...

Sep 7, 2011, 8:38pm Top

>34 jbd1: Wait a minute! They are made in Iowa?! Why wasn't that in the topic's subject line? Now I have to order one!

(Actually, I ordered one this morning when I saw the blurb about the price going up on Friday, but I do think it's cool that they are made here in Iowa.)

Sep 7, 2011, 8:43pm Top

Iowa? So they are made by labourers on the other side of the planet!

Edited: Sep 7, 2011, 8:45pm Top

Jim, just for you I'd be willing to drive the 40 miles to Bettendorf and pick yours up personally. :)

ETA: And deliver it personally, of course!

Sep 7, 2011, 8:52pm Top

Well I broke down and bought one. Now I just have to wait for it to arrive.

Sep 7, 2011, 9:06pm Top

>38 rosalita: Come on down, Julia. I'll meet you at the airport with a beer and a Vegemite sandwich!

Sep 8, 2011, 11:09pm Top

Mine arrived today! But I haven't had a chance to buy an ink pad, so all I can do is sit here and stare at it.

Sep 8, 2011, 11:13pm Top

If you stare really hard, perhaps it will become self-inking!


Sep 8, 2011, 11:20pm Top

41 by SylviaC>
Color on it with a Crayola Marker. Will do just as well as any waterbased inkpad. In fact, doing it with markers, you can stamp your book with different colors in different parts of the stamp, and make the LT in the middle a different color than everything in the outer circle. It could actually look really smart if you did that, although it'd be more time consuming than just coloring the whole thing one color (which would, in turn, be more time consuming than stamping a stamp pad...)

Sep 8, 2011, 11:28pm Top

Darn! AnnaClaire's idea hasn't worked yet, so maybe I'll try bestem's. There is certainly an abundance of Crayola markers in this house. In fact, maybe I'll keep my daughter home from school tomorrow so she can colour my stamp for me. ... Or I could just go to town in the morning and buy an inkpad.

Sep 9, 2011, 4:04am Top

When I get mine, it will be an acid-free metallic gold ink pad for me. Even if I find that mine had dried up, I will find another.

Sep 9, 2011, 9:37am Top

I will have to look for my ink pads. I kow I have some hiding somewhere..

Sep 9, 2011, 12:40pm Top

Oooh, MrsLee, neat idea!

Sep 11, 2011, 3:09am Top

I danced around the livingroom singing the stamp song tonight when mine arrived. That wasn't much of a delay, thank you!

Sep 11, 2011, 8:28pm Top

Ohhh there's a stamp song??

Sep 11, 2011, 9:05pm Top

I supose one could adapt the "SPAM" song, say replacing Spam with Stamp.


Sep 12, 2011, 4:44am Top

50 - I think mine was similar to that, only rather tuneless. It involves jumping, leaping and mock stamping with said stamp in hand. I guarantee it will draw odd looks from anyone else in the room, and mortify teenagers as well. :D

Sep 12, 2011, 4:45am Top

My teenagers are all out of the house now (and only one is still a teenager for a few months), but I greatly approve of anything that will mortify teenagers.

Sep 12, 2011, 8:52am Top

I'm practicing the spam stamp song in my head. I just got home from an after-work meeting and there's a "hey, we couldn't deliver this parcel, come to the Post Office" card in my letter box.

Sadly, it'll have to wait until Friday at the earliest now. Boo!

Sep 12, 2011, 9:06am Top

I am patiently waiting for my stamp to arrive. I will have to look at the spam song later to see if I can do it when I receive it. My kids are not home right now so no embarrassing them when I recieve it.

Sep 12, 2011, 9:44am Top

So if I stamp my calculator, and my computer, and my telephone, and my junk drawer, and random scraps of paper, and my husband, do I actually have to catalogue all of them on LibraryThing?

Sep 12, 2011, 2:02pm Top

55- LOL, that was my inclination too, to stamp everything in sight. You know, just to make sure it works.

*wonders about tags for spouses..*

Sep 12, 2011, 4:00pm Top

I bought a fistful of lovely little ink pads in every color they had. Just about 1.5 inches square, the LT stamp just fits. Everything I've stamped thus far is a deep rich purple - too cool. I'm thinking I could use the other colors for some kind of special coding known only to me. Intrigue!!

Sep 12, 2011, 5:14pm Top

I'm envisioning somewhere in the future finding a book in a second-hand bookshop with the LT stamp on it. I'm not sure whether that would be very cool or very sad!

Edited: Sep 12, 2011, 5:22pm Top

I say cool.

Sep 12, 2011, 5:42pm Top

I think it might be both!

Edited: Sep 14, 2011, 12:17am Top


Just got MY stamp. Now just waiting for the "Gold" ink pad
as suggested by "The Unknown Library Thinger".

I do also like the Multi-mini-different-colours ink pad with a
cabalistic code.

Sep 14, 2011, 12:27am Top

I'm quite impressed by the whole thing. We've sold more than 150 now.

Sep 14, 2011, 12:52am Top

As opposed to how many LibraryThingThongs? Enquiring minds want to know!

Sep 15, 2011, 4:23pm Top

I received my stamp today. Now to find those ink pads...

Sep 15, 2011, 4:32pm Top

>63 justjim: – oh no, now I have an image of someone dancing around stamping everything wildly while wearing a LibraryThong …

Edited: Sep 15, 2011, 8:46pm Top

Let the serious stamping begin.
Just got my "gold" ink pad.
For all those LT'ers who are hesitant about defacing their books, reset assured. The Gold ink is so unobtrusive you have to look for it. BUT I know it's there.

Now for my LT thong. Does it come in pink?

Sep 15, 2011, 10:50pm Top

But what's the use of one thong - surely you'd need a pair!

Sep 15, 2011, 11:55pm Top

Boo! Hiss! I finally made it to the Post Office (see #53) and it wasn't my stamp. It was junk mail. I had junk mail held at the Post Office! Weird.

Sep 16, 2011, 12:47am Top

Dear Jim,stamp, I am so Stamp,stamp,stamp, sorry about
stamp you stamp stamp missing on stamp getting stamp stamp stamp, this lovely toy. Stamp stamp stamp stamp.
Here Puss puss, stamp.

Guido, stamp. damb...I didn't mean to stamp that.

Sep 16, 2011, 1:01am Top


Sep 16, 2011, 1:04am Top

I've always hated you, Guido. You know that don't you? ;)

Sep 16, 2011, 1:25am Top

I still want an answer to the question about LT thong sales records.

Sep 16, 2011, 2:21am Top

Mine came today! Yay!


Sep 16, 2011, 2:32am Top

Question for people who have their stamps (or have ordered them): Do you plan to just stamp newly-catalogued books, or do you plan to go back through all your books and stamp them? 'Cause some of you have pretty sizable collections!

Sep 16, 2011, 6:43am Top

>72 MerryMary: - Honestly I'm not sure we've ever sold one. But I'll check!

Sep 16, 2011, 9:44am Top

>74 Heather19: Heather19

I'm going back through them to weigh and measure, and to see if I can find any clues about where they came from. So I'll stamp each one when I do that. A large proportion of my books are used, and already have writing and library stamps in them, so I don't mind adding one more. I don't mind stamping in most of my newer books either. There are a very few that I don't want to mark, so I'll put a stamped bookmark in those. This is a long term goal, but I've measured 400 of them so far, and stamped about 3/4 of those. The biggest challenge is waiting for the ink to dry.

Sep 16, 2011, 9:54am Top

>63 justjim:/72 - It appears that we've never actually sold one. But there's always time!

Sep 16, 2011, 11:43am Top

"The biggest challenge is waiting for the ink to dry."

It's a tough life.

Sep 16, 2011, 12:20pm Top

#77 by jbd1> And SantaThing is just around the corner...

Sep 16, 2011, 11:03pm Top

#79 > Could I substitute the LibraryThong for a book for my StantaThing recipient?

Edited: Sep 16, 2011, 11:08pm Top

>78 suitable1: suitable1
It's a tough life.

Yeah, I don't know how I do it.

Sep 16, 2011, 11:38pm Top

>80 romula:
Some people should not be seen in thongs -- yes, even in LibraryThongs.

Sep 17, 2011, 3:16am Top

It strikes me that - properly manipulated - the LibraryThong could function as the "stamped bookmark" Sylvia suggested.

Sep 17, 2011, 4:46am Top

My gold ink came in the mail today and my LT stamp is no longer a virgin!

*seriously considering buying a LibraryThong to hold it in.*

Sep 17, 2011, 5:24am Top

>80 romula: Not if you get me. Trust me, it's better that way!

Sep 17, 2011, 6:08am Top

Noooooo, what have I started?!
(Hides head in shame)

Sep 19, 2011, 10:01pm Top

ok.......stamp arrived today. I'm not a stamper, but I was intrigued by those who mentioned the acid free metallic ink pads. Does anyone care to recommend a source.brand of metallic ink pads?

Sep 20, 2011, 11:10pm Top

There are several brands. I ordered mine from Amazon, Color Box is the name of the brand. Another is called Stamp It! These are made for crafty people who do scrapbooking or what is called "stamping" :)

Sep 25, 2011, 6:08am Top

I didn't want to mention it at the time, but on Tuesday I got another "You weren't in so now you gotta come down to the Post Office" card. Yesterday I went to collect... a book from The Book Depository. Still no stamp!

Bring it on Guido, you unsympathetic swine!

Edited: Sep 25, 2011, 6:50am Top

My Dearest Jim,

I, stamp, stamp, stamp, am most (stamp) empathetic.

I was though surprised you called "our American friends"

Septics, I wonder how many got that reference.

Oh, by the way, one of my (ex) friends "father" was the LAST
"Post Master General" or the first CEO of Australia Post.

Sorry, I too am awaiting post from Europe and the USA.

Books of course.


PS. Have you notice that our s*cr*t s*c**ty has been a little moribund lately?

Sep 25, 2011, 7:20am Top

Septics? What post on what thread are you reading?

Edited: Sep 26, 2011, 12:35am Top

Dear Jim,

#5 in that thread.


But you did use "seppos". Samma samma.

Please correct me if I am totally wrong :-)

Your mate,


Sep 27, 2011, 12:22am Top

Stamp, stamp, stamp, stampity-stamp. Stamp, stamp (Cat: Miaowwwrrrr! Me: Sorry*) stampity-stamp-stamp.

Wheee! This is fun. I can't even imagine how much more fun it will be when I get an inkpad.

*I don't even have a cat.

ps. My stamp arrived but obviously I didn't prepare well for the occasion. I sould have bought a stamp pad ages ago.

Sep 27, 2011, 10:49am Top

*joins jim in the dance*

Sep 27, 2011, 11:28am Top

LT should sell inkpads.

Sep 27, 2011, 11:42am Top

LT should sell inkpads.

LOL!! Hey! A moneymaker for LT... :P

Sep 27, 2011, 12:30pm Top

>95 norabelle414:-96
Do they make inkpads the same shade of pink as the LT site header?

Sep 27, 2011, 1:14pm Top

Still waiting for Indiana Jones to come through my library as I stamp my books.

*ducks and runs*

Sep 27, 2011, 1:20pm Top

>97 AnnaClaire:

It's not pink!

Sep 27, 2011, 1:24pm Top

>99 timspalding:
If it isn't pink, it's mauve. And calling it "mauve" is a concession.

Sep 27, 2011, 1:29pm Top


Sep 27, 2011, 1:32pm Top

>101 SylviaC:
Salmon is either a kind of fish or a kind of pink. I the latter sense one also often sees the usage "salmon pink."

Sep 27, 2011, 1:37pm Top

It's certainly not mauve on *my* monitor!

Sep 27, 2011, 1:41pm Top

I like to call it "bronk".

Sep 27, 2011, 1:54pm Top

I used to call it Band-Aid pink, but I just opened a real Band-Aid for comparison, and the Band-Aid is less pink. :O

Sep 27, 2011, 2:49pm Top

Perhaps a lovely sand color, reminding one of the lovely beaches of Wailei on Maui. Soft, gentle, a small blush of red lava mixed with the sepia tones of the suboceanic surface. Yes, a sensory delight.

Sep 27, 2011, 5:15pm Top

>106 MerryMary:

Exactly! :)

Sep 27, 2011, 5:44pm Top

>106 MerryMary:-107
Now, since I've never been to either place (and am not much of a beach person anyway), how on earth was I supposed to make that connection? My only beach reference points (Coney Island and Fire Island) both have beige sand -- and the site header is most certainly not beige.

Sep 27, 2011, 5:56pm Top

>104 norabelle414: - I kinda liked bronk! :-)

Sep 27, 2011, 6:03pm Top

>109 jbd1: Me too – bronk!

Sep 27, 2011, 9:20pm Top

Are you people blind? It's obviously Pale Bronk.

Sep 27, 2011, 9:27pm Top

>111 justjim:

No, no, no! The bars at the tops of read messages are pale bronk. The header at the top of the page is medium bronk.

Sep 28, 2011, 3:33am Top

Like the multicultural site it is, it is varying shades of flesh color.

Sep 28, 2011, 3:41am Top


Sep 28, 2011, 11:23am Top

> 14


Jan 24, 2012, 6:44am Top


Upon what page does one properly stamp one's books? Or does one use the inside cover?

Jan 24, 2012, 9:32am Top

Personally I use either the first page, if it is blank, or the title page

Jan 24, 2012, 10:16am Top

Since I have a personalized bookplate on the first blank page, I stamp the inside of the back cover.

Jan 24, 2012, 1:39pm Top

Hm, I have been stamping the first page, but I might change to the title page. I'll have to give this a little thought.

Jan 25, 2012, 1:37am Top

lol at this thread.

Jan 25, 2012, 5:17pm Top

Well, I've been worrying about that, too. I'm thinking inside the back cover is both quickly findable and discrete.

Apr 7, 2012, 6:48pm Top

Wasn't there, at some point in the not overly distant past, some wild talk about changing the bronk/used band-aid color to something less, well, less...bronk?

Apr 8, 2012, 2:12am Top

Well, it would be hard to find a colour more bronk.

Apr 8, 2012, 8:26am Top

Please give me your RGB values of "bronk".
I guess I could find Tim's bronk, but I am now curious about yours.

Apr 8, 2012, 7:55pm Top

Leave Tim's bronk alone. That's bad touching!

Apr 8, 2012, 8:40pm Top

Perhaps I could get a nurse to examine Tim's bronk?

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