Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Books, books, books ...

Noted book collector Robert Jackson will speak on Collecting and the Future of the Book at 5:00pm on Tuesday May 6th in the Goodrich Room (4th floor of Mudd). His collecting interests include Victorian literature (especially Dickens), Rockwell Kent, the history of the book, American fiction, color plate collections, Southeast Asian manuscripts, and Oceanic and African arts. He previously owned an archive of William Burroughs materials.

Also, at this event the Student Friends of the Library will announce the winner of the Student Book Collection Competition. Finalists include Peter Nowogrodski, James Rowell, and Devin Myers. Selections from their collections are currently on display in the Academic Commons.

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