Reid Byers: The Private Library
February 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm EST
Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles
Reid Byers will speak on his book The Private Library: The History of the Architecture and Furnishing of the Domestic Bookroom.
“The nuts and bolts of private libraries through the centuries is a worthwhile line of cultural inquiry, one that is plumbed thoroughly-and with a flair for context and narrative-by Reid Byers in this lively overview. Layout, design and accouterments of “domestic bookrooms,” as he calls them, are just one component of his engaging examination, making for an excellent addition to the genre. Highly recommended.”
-Nicholas A. Basbanes, NEH Public Scholar and author of A Gentle Madness
Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 7:00 pm Eastern Time on Zoom. To register contact Binnie Syril Braunstein at firstname.lastname@example.org