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David Ruggles Prize for Young Collectors of Color: Deadline

June 11, 2023 @ 12:00 am EDT

The David Ruggles Prize is an international book collecting prize created to support and encourage young collectors of color: https://rugglesprize.org/

The prize honors the legacy of David Ruggles, an early American abolitionist, publisher, and Underground Railroad conductor. The New York grocery store he opened in 1828 soon became the country’s first Black-owned bookstore.

There was a fantastic group of applications last year, culminating in an impressive roster of winners. This year’s deadline (June 11) is fast approaching. Please share it widely — with your students, your colleagues, your customers, wherever collectors might be found. If you have any questions, or would like a simple PDF flier to print and post locally, reach out to info@rugglesprize.org. The five judges represent an impressive breadth of the book world and are excited to see this year’s applications.

The contest is open to anyone aged 35 and under, anywhere in the world. There are three prizes, so three chances to win: $1,000 grand prize, $500 second prize, and $250 third prize.

If you’re not already, give ’em a follow on Instagram and/or Twitter (@rugglesprize).

Thanks for boosting the signal, and with many thanks to the prize’s generous sponsors,


June 11, 2023
12:00 am EDT
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