LPT: if you give a book as a gift to a child, write an inscription in the back.

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My mom gave me a few of her favorite books for my 17th birthday, all with inscriptions in the front. She died a few years later and just this past year I got one of the inscriptions tattooed in her handwriting. Definitely appreciated them more now that she’s gone


I love when I buy my son books from the thrift store and there’s an old inscription in it.


I don’t like the idea of owning a book too long. Books should be spread around. Shared.


I threw a baby shower for a friend and told the attendees that instead of a card, use/give your favorite book with an inscription! It was a lot of fun and it helped my friend start building her library!


Why not inside the front cover? That’s where all my gifted books are inscribed?