Inside the Book Restorer’s Workshop

Tue. Oct. 22, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us in the Horner Library for a presentation by Philadelphia-based artist and book restorer Ruth Scott Blackson. Ruth will discuss her book-binding and repair methods and you can get an up-close look as she demonstrates the process of bringing an old book back to life.
The Horner Library launched its Adopt-A-Rare-Book program in 2018 to gain support for its book preservation efforts. Thus far, over 50 books have been adopted and restored through the program. The latest ​Adopt-a-Book catalog features works by German explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, whose 250th birthday is being celebrated this fall. An exhibit of Humboldt-related works will accompany the talk. Before and after examples of restored books will also be on display. Light refreshments will be served.
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