back to top

10 Awesome Book Inscriptions

Writing gift inscriptions is hard — but every individual featured in this post has mastered the art of inscription writing. I would gladly receive a book from any of them.

Posted on

2. The Threat

Via Flickr: kbb

"Joe Fox, (Spiro) / Hope you enjoy this book! / Now you have a reason to see me in September - you have to return this book because I WANT IT BACK... OR ELSE I'll give you phone calls, late at night, when you have to get up early, and have to go to the bathroom!! / Have a great summer, sweetie! / (talk to you COLLECT! Ha! Ha!) /Love Arelene (Electra)"


5. Daddy Dearest

"From Daddy with love, on our train ride to New York City and the League and the Zoo, and yogurt with donut on the train and a funny orange balloon from the cook on the train. And we rode in the front car with soft red seats (Mallory the duck was along, too. And Holly H.). And markers for pictures."

6. Reparations


"In Memory of Edith M. Pickles/ April 14, 1902 - February 15, 1995/ Asst. Librarian, Chelmsford, MA/ 1949-1959/ Head Librarian/ 1959-1972/ - Edith Pickles was my grandmother. A reserved, conservative, and very proper lady, she was librarian here during the most rapid growth period in the town's and library's history. She stoicly endured!/ Later in life she shared this story with me. In the late 1950's - early '60's, she was approached by an off-duty police officer. He asked that she "hand over" the writings of Jack Kerouac, as they were "unfit" to be in a public library. In respect for public authority, / (continued...)"

"she reluctantly handed over the books./ Although never a fan of Kerouac's, she later regretted what she had done and realized the implications of it./ In her memory, and in honor of her willingness to acknowledge her mistake, I am giving the book "back" to the public. Maybe Edith and Jack can now relate on another level!/ Given by Donny Wilcox and his wife, Islene Runningdeer Chelsea, Vermont May 1995"


7. Old Time-y Gentility and Humility

"This Good old Book/ Enny man or Woman this Book dos take I will Nock him down with a stake/ William G Kittle Is A fine boy he is verry smart in school reeds well And siphers good/ William Winn[?] he is a Rover"

8. Description Does Not Match Book

"‘93/Dear Brian,/ We have entered a new era of safe sex./ May this book continue to stimulate & excite you, but remember the safest sex is always going to be with me!!/

I love you very much, Leah"

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!