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Tiny Treasures Miniature Books

  • Date: Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
  • Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
  • Location: 270-745-6303
Description:

The Special Collections Department of WKU Libraries will be hosting an opening reception for its most recent exhibition Tiny Treasures Miniature Books on Tuesday, September 13 from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in the Jackson Gallery of the Kentucky Building.

According to Joe Shankweiler, library assistant professor and curator of the exhibition, miniature books are defined as books less than three to four inches in height.  “WKU Libraries has acquired several dozen miniature and pocket-size books over the decades,” said Shankweiler. “This is a great opportunity for scholars and the public to view a collection of very unique books dating back to the 1600s.”

The exhibition has been open to the public since June; however, the opening reception is intended to capture students and the community with the academic semester now is session. Tiny Treasures will be on display now until December 8, 2016.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. For more information about the reception and the exhibition, contact Joseph Shankweiler at 270-745-6303.

Contact: Joseph Shankweiler

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