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A bibliophile's tradition

brought back to life.

Ex libris”, from the Latin “from the book of”, is a tradition dating back to the 15th century, to create one's library. It's a fancy way of saying "it's mine." A set of symbols, puns and visual metaphors dialogue in these miniature engravings to encapsulate the identity of the reader in an image.


The oldest preserved German incunabula ex-libris is that of Hans Knabensberg, nicknamed “Igler” (from “Igel”, hedgehog), chaplain of the Schönstett family, in Bavaria: wood-engraved between 1450 and 1480, this vignette measures 143 x 210 mm., and represents a hedgehog grazing on a flowering lawn; above the animal a banner bears the inscription “Hanns Igler das dich ein Igel küss”. 

ExLibris Paris - Lauren et Igor

Our vision

Ex-Libris Paris brings back heritage by offering the contemporary bibliophile a way to reconnect with their history while expressing their singularity.

Our Ex-Libris are true works of art, unique and tailor-made stamps to reflect your identity.

The founders

Igor Telinge

Somewhere Igor has a mental note of all the books he has lent that have never been returned to him.

Ex-Libris Paris is his revenge.

Igor Telinge ExLibris Paris
Lauren Easum ExLibris Paris

Lauren Easum

The kind of girl who will never return your book.

And who will end up believing that it was hers to begin with.

Ex-Libris Paris is his way of repenting.

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