Focusing on the craft and aesthetics of books, bookmaking, and print, the annual Art of the Book program is presented in partnership with prominent book and library organizations around the state.
Ownership Marks from Curses to Book Plates
This year the R.I. Center for the Book’s Art of the Book Program will celebrate the book as a personal possession.
Why do owners mark books? What is the history of book plates?
“Ownership Marks in Early American Books: Oddities & Outliers”
Jeremy Dibbell, Director of Communications and Outreach at Rare Book School.
Thursday November 13, 6 pm.
John Carter Brown Library, 94 George St., Providence
John Carter Brown Library
“Thro’ various hands has passed till it found refuge in mine”: Ownership Marks and the Personal Histories of Books at the John Carter Brown Library.
Location: 94 George St., Providence, R.I.
November – December, 2014
“MINE!: Rhode Island Collectors at the ATH”
November 3, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Location: Philbrick Rare Book Room, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St., Providence, R.I.
Providence Public Library
“Put To Good Use”
October 9-December 26, 2014
Visit Special Collections to view books owned by women, books owned by royalty and books with evidence that their owners used them to get a job done.
Location:150 Empire St., Providence, R.I.
Redwood Library and Athenaeum
“His Booke: Ownership Marks and Book Plates”
October 15, 2014-March 1, 2015
Location: Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, R.I .
Rhode Island Historical Society
“Hai Excomunion: Book Threats & Bookplates in the Collection of the R.I. Historical Society”
Locations: RIHS Library. 121 Hope St., Providence, R.I.; http://www.rihs.org