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Book-Related Vanity License Plates

I was in the car yesterday when I spotted this while waiting for a red light:

Vanity Plate

Nice work, fellow driver! It got me thinking about people I know who have book-related vanity plates.

My friend (and world-class school librarian) Cindy Dobrez has one (she credits Little Brother by Cory Doctorow as inspiration):


John Schumacher has one too:

I Read

Do you also have a book-related vanity plate? Let’s hear it in the comments.

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. Stacy Dillon says:

    I have always wanted to get OMG*BKS

  2. Sharon Verbeten says:

    Mine proudly says SENDAK!

  3. Cara Frank says:

    Not a vanity plate, but Kentucky has a Support Kentucky’s Libraries plate that I’ve proudly had since it became available a few years ago! It has an image of a book that says READ on it.

  4. Laura Burns says:

    Mine says BOOKIN. Cause I read AND drive fast…but not at the same time!