Thursday, March 18, 2010

Founder's Day Talk by Nicholas Basbanes, April 1, 2010


Nicholas Basbanes
The William L. Clements Founder’s Day Lecture
"Further Adventures Among the Gently Mad"

April 1, 4:00 p.m.
Main Room, Clements Library
909 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI

Nicholas Basbanes, an internationally syndicated columnist and author, on the joys and adventures of antiquarian book collecting. He will talk about the world of antiquarian books—collecting, curating, and the “gentle madness” that drives people to covet, accumulate and cherish old books. Nicholas Basbanes writes books about books, including the best-selling A Gentle Madness. Well-known for writing about books, bibliophiles, and various aspects of book culture, he has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, a lecturer, and a syndicated columnist.

This event is free and open to the public.

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