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Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode 2019

The barcode – oh clawmark of capitalism! Oh mandatory stain of consumerism! Oh ruiner of book jackets!

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? Books with creative barcode placements, restoring my faith in art and design!

Previously . . .

Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode

Gallery: The Art of the Picture Book Barcode 2016

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. Scrolled through these over breakfast after reading the NYTimes headlines–guess which I enjoyed more! This is just a lot of fun . . . thanks for posting it.

  2. Judy Weymouth says

    I, too enjoyed looking at these barcodes and am now motivated to look for others. Thanks for your extensive examples. I found them very attractive.

  3. Lisa Schoof says

    How clever! Another thing to look for in a book!