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Bibliophiles make it big!

1660 BibleRare Book School gets top billing in todays New York Times Arts section

Congratulations to all those behind the scenes at Rare Book School. Somebody has done a tremendous job in the PR department and landed a fantastic article written by Jennifer Schuessler who got it right when she said:

For five weeks each summer Rare Book School brings some 300 librarians, conservators, scholars, dealers, collectors and random book-mad civilians together for weeklong intensive courses in an atmosphere that combines the intensity of the seminar room, the nerdiness of a ‘Star Trek’ convention and the camaraderie of a summer camp where people come back year after year.

Summer camp for grown ups

Last summer I was lucky enough to attend Rare Book School and had an incredible time learning, meeting, and living the life of a scholar for a week. I especially loved the fact that I got to stay in the one of the “lawn” rooms on the campus of the University of Virginia. These rooms, designed by Thomas Jefferson, have a bed, sink, armoires, and fire-place, that’s it, simple.

The Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar

This summer I’m checking out the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar. I go in a couple of weeks….so I’ll let you know how this “summer camp for grown ups” goes.

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