The Ticknor Society Collectors’ Roundtable – Collectors talking about their own personal collections: Laura Davidson, travel books; Robert Stephenson, books on Antarctica; and Mary Warnement, travel guides from the 1950s. >> More info
Christine Nelson, Curator at the Morgan Library & Museum, New York, marks the bicentenary of the birth of American icon Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862) by exploring his lifelong journal and his fantasy of a library reachable “only after adventures in the wilderness, amid wild beasts & wild men.” >> More info
Ricky Jay, the renowned sleight-of-hand artist, author, and actor speaks about his esteemed collection of books and images of magicians, cheaters & remarkable characters. Limited capacity. Free admission. >> Reservations required.
Demonstration – As owner of Praxis Bindery, Peter Geraty has focused on conservation, fine binding and binding of editions and presentation materials for publishers and artists. Peter is intrigued by the challenge of combining design, structure, and materials to present text or art. >> More info
In part two of our discussion, David Wood, Concord Museum Curator, uses Thoreau’s journal to introduce the many facets of this extraordinary man–the student, reader, writer, worker, thinker, Concord neighbor, and keen observer of the world. Learn how Thoreau used his journal to cultivate “and constantly renew” his very self. >> More info
Appraisals – Bring in your own books, maps, and ephemera to find out what they’re worth. Get free expert appraisals from the best in the industry. Learn about details that determine the value of your your item and whether or not it would interest collectors and dealers. You might find you have a valuable treasure!