December 13, 2011

Vintage children’s books in library display

By Kathleen Dannenhold

Looking for something charming (and free) to entertain holiday company? Take them to Special Collections in the Allen Library (downstairs) where about 150 pieces of pop-up and moveable children’s books, some dating to the 17th century, are now on display as part of a new exhibit  called Merry Company: Pop-ups, Movables & Toy BooksSuzzallo also has a smaller display of vintage books, located by the stairs leading to the Allen Library. The exhibit runs through March 16, 2012.

One Response to “Vintage children’s books in library display”

  1. Alexandra Halsey says:

    This exhibition looks extraordinary, and I am very sorry to have (just) missed it. An article “UW Today” notes that the works displayed are now part of the UW Library’s Special Collections — is it possible to come view a few of these items in the library? Thank you!

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