James N. Green, Librarian of the Library Company of Philadelphia, will explore six of the best early American book shops from Boston to Williamsburg. He’ll describe their shop keepers, the books they offered and what their stories reveal about Colonial America’s book buyers and culture. Mr. Green, formerly with the Department of Special Collections at the University of Chicago, has authored essays for The History of the Book in America, co-authored Benjamin Franklin, Writer and Printer and serves on the board and teaches at Rare Book School. He holds degrees from Oberlin, Yale and Columbia.
Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Boulevard.
Social Gathering: 5:00 – 6:15 PM
Club Announcements and Program: 6:15 PM
Dinner Immediately to Follow.
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