Schedule of Talks and Special Exhibits
Saturday September 8
The Propaganda Front
How to create postcards and influence people.
Anna Jozefacka, Lynda Klich, and Juliana Kreinik will discuss what makes the perfect propaganda postcard. Many of the visual and rhetorical strategies employed by historical propagandists will seem familiar in this era of Twitter, Facebook, and "fake news." A book-signing will follow the presentation.
From Process to Product: Collecting the Ephemera of 20th and 21st Century Social Movements.
Lorne Bair will focus on the example of a few highly imaginative contemporary collectors whose work has been of great benefit to scholarship, and we’ll offer ideas on how newer collectors can build and focus their acquisitions to create collections of real cultural significance — whether their budgets are large, small, or even nonexistent.
Sunday September 9
From Aristotle to Asa K. Butts; or, the Literature of Earth Closets, Troublesome Monkeys, Sex and Reform in 19th century America.
Garrett Scott will present a brief survey of the folk wisdom, sexual science, idealistic ne'er-do-wells, and Comstock rebels who did their best to bring the joy of sex to the American multitudes (and maybe make a buck or two).
The Photobooth: A Short History and Conversation about a Photographic Revolution
Nakki Goranin, author of American Photobooth will teach about the history and treasure of this American Invention and see the range and beauty and humor of these tokens of our lives.
It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200
A preview of the exhibition opening at the Morgan Library in October presented by Elizabeth Denlinger and John Bidwell.
Appraisal Clinic - An expert will give you an estimate of value for up to 3 old books or manuscripts. The appraisal clinic is free.
New Directions in Book Collecting: Notes from the Honey & Wax Prize
Heather O'Donnell, founder of Honey and Wax Booksellers in Brooklyn, will present "New Directions in Book Collecting: Notes from the Honey & Wax Prize", a conversation about new directions in book collecting.
The Swedish Underground Exhibition - a tour of this first-ever exhibition by curator and founder of Boo-Hooray, Johan Kugelberg. The Swedish Underground Exhibition is the largest-known assembly of artwork and photography produced by the leading Swedish and Scandinavian artists of the 1960s and 1970s counterculture.
Feminize Your Bookshelves!
Writer A. N. Devers, founder of The Second Shelf, a rare book business and literary quarterly focused on writing by women, will introduce some overlooked and forgotten women writers, explore gender inequality in the literary canon, and suggest how collectors and institutions can balance their bookshelves and help redress a discriminatory literary history