Friday, February 7, 2014

The Philobiblon Club

The club will start its 118th year on January 14, 2014, with Rachel D’Agostino, who will speak on a recent Library Company exhibition she curated, a meeting rescheduled from December 10: “Carrying the Message: What the Paper Bag Can Teach Us about Technological Innovation, Visual Culture, and the Rise of Consumerism.”  We will resume our planned meetings on February 11 with local archivist Holly Mengel speaking on Philadelphia’s hidden collections, followed by a program at the University of Pennsylvania conducted by David McKnight, in conjunction with an exhibit on the Beatles.  On April 8 we will hold our annual (and popular!) “members’ meeting,” to which members bring notable books from their own collections.  Our 2013-2014 programs will close on May 13 with Philobiblon member Mehdi El Hajoui speaking on collecting works related to the Situationist movement.

The Philobiblon Club welcomes visiting FABS members to its meetings.  Contact club secretary Mark Darby: 215-204-1040 or

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