Fall Friends Event: Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow

Have you always wanted to know more about that volume of poetry that belonged to cousin Blanche? Wondered how to preserve Uncle Joe’s letters from the front? Or maybe you just need some tips on starting that rare book collection?

Bring your questions to the experts at the Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow on November 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.

Professional librarians, conservators, and appraisers will be on hand to help you with all your bibliographic questions.  Learn such things as how to identify a first edition, why marginalia can increase the value of your old book, and how to preserve your family’s library.

Refreshments will be served and attendees will have an opportunity to become a Friend of Vanderbilt Libraries by “adopting” a book.

Friends of the Vanderbilt Libraries host literary and musical evenings with notable thinkers, fascinating exhibits, and cultural and political discussions. Friends financial support helps to:

  • Encourage student research
  • Enhance our collections
  • Provide engaging programming for the campus and our community
  • Support special and rare acquisitions
  • Digitize and preserve Vanderbilt’s unique holdings
  • Transform spaces to meet research and learning needs
  • Invest in technology and digital scholarship

Questions can be addressed to nancy.dwyer@vanderbilt.edu


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