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      Building Bridges: Expanding the Reach of Rare Books in the Next Generation in Newark


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      March 24, 2020

      Tuesday   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      507 Thompson Station Road
      Newark, Delaware 19711

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      Building Bridges: Expanding the Reach of Rare Books in the Next Generation

      The Friends of the University of Delaware Library invite you to join them for their 2020 annual dinner. This year's keynote speaker, Rebecca Romney will discuss, "Building Bridges: Expanding the Reach of Rare Books in the Next Generation." Rebecca Romney—rare book specialist, bookseller and TV personality—builds bridges between the small world of rare books and the larger cultural universe. During the Annual Dinner, Romney will discuss how she has engaged a wide popular audience with the basics of book collecting and the rare book trade. Romney, a rare book dealer based in the Washington, D.C. area, is co-founder of the rare book company Type Punch Matrix, and co-author of Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History. Since 2011, she has appeared on the History Channel's TV series Pawn Stars as a rare book specialist and fan-favorite expert. Last year, Romney also was featured in The Booksellers, a documentary about the rare book trade in New York that made its debut at the New York Film Festival. From starring on television to posting on social media, from co-founding a book-collecting prize to writing a book on books, her outreach attempts have been varied and experimental. Throughout the evening, Romney will explore the ethical implications of these experiences, and provide a candid account of the successes and failures of these experiments. Bring your friends to connect, celebrate and learn innovative ways to reach the next generation of rare book enthusiasts. Romney's book, Printer's Error: An Irreverent History of Books ($17.99 paperback), will be available for purchase at the event.

      Cost: Payment required - 125.00

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