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Virtual Tour of “Building the Book” at the Grolier Club

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Sponsored by The Grolier Club

Dec 7, 6:00-7:30pm Eastern time

Join “Building the Book” curators Barbara Heritage and Ruth-Ellen St. Onge for a pre-recorded virtual tour of this important exhibition at the Grolier Club, followed by a live Q&A with the curators.

Building the Book from the Ancient World to the Present Day offers a carefully curated overview of how books have been produced throughout history and across various regions of the globe. The exhibition walks readers through the unique collections of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. Founded by MacArthur Fellow Terry Belanger, this international institute brings together leading curators, librarians, book historians, curators, and collectors from around the world to teach and learn about books as physical objects. See through their eyes how the book is made, step by step, from substrate to letterform, from printing to binding—and how technological innovations, such as the invention of paper or printing with metal type, developed in various societies.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-tour-of-building-the-book-tickets-396568496047?aff=ebdsoporgprofile&_gl=1*fajwg*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj47gyfm1-wIV8RPUAR11yAUeEAAYASAAEgK3ofD_BwE