The theme this year will be "Five Hundred (+) Years of the Book" and we will be taking a tour through time over the course of the fall and spring semesters. Each month will feature a guest speaking about books from a specific century, using examples from Special Collections or their personal collection. Join us November 13, 2013. Moving on to the seventeenth century, we will be joined by Adam Hooks, Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of Iowa. Adam teaches Shakespeare and book history, and he will be providing us with an overview of these topics using examples from Special Collections. This will be a real treat--Adam has been using our collections for his classes for several years now and has uncovered a great variety of interesting examples of English printing from the era.
Meetings will generally last for an hour. Afterwards, we encourage attendees to gather for a post-meeting get-together at the Clinton Street Social Club, 18 1/2 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, for dinner, drinks, or general bibliophilic fellowship. NOTE: This restaurant is only accessible by stairs.