Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Miniature Book Society

The upcoming Miniature Book Society’s Grand Conclave XXXII will be held at the Taj Boston Hotel, Arlington & Newbury Streets, Boston, Massachusetts on Friday, August 15– Monday, August 18, 2014. This gathering of micro bibliophiles is a much-anticipated weekend full of fun, learning and reconnecting with great friends and book lovers. Highlights include visits to Bromer Bookellers, Boston Public Library Rare Book Room to see America's first printed miniature book, a tour of the famed Boston Athenaeum and the Athenaeum's Conservation Laboratory. On Saturday, Christina Amato of the North Bennet Street School will present "Adapting Conservation Techniques for Miniature Books." On Sunday evening, an Awards Banquet will be held to recognize the Distinguished Book Award Winners for the 2014 Miniature Book Competition. The keynote speaker will be William Wallace, Executive Director of the Worcester Historical Museum, who will talk on "Memories of Achille St. Onge."  On Monday, there will be an optional bus excursion to Worcester to tour the Goddard Library at Clark University and the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). Other activities include a book swap, the Annual Book Auction and a Miniature Book Fair open to the public on Sunday from 11a.m. to 4p.m.

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