I can’t believe a whole week has gone by since I last posted. I suppose you figured out that I’m still chipping away at last week’s list. I’m getting there, and I expect blog posts to resume by Monday.
Meanwhile, if you’re in college and you are a book collector . . . well, you are way ahead of me. I did not know the world of antiquarian books existed until my 30s. If you are in college and a book collector, you might be interested to know that The National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest is about to begin.
Here’s the information:
The Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America (ABAA), the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS), the Center for the Book and the Rare Books and Special Collections Division (the Library of Congress) are proud sponsors of the 2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. The Kislak Foundation has given generous support.
Entries for this year’s competition must be submitted by June 3, 2011. Contestants must be the top prize-winner of an officially sanctioned American collegiate book collecting contest held during the 2010-2011
academic year. However, if a student collector’s institution does not offer a book collecting contest, we are also accepting direct submissions.
For more information, click here.
Prizes will be awarded to both the winning students and their institutions’ library. The Library of Congress will host the awards ceremony and an accompanying lecture on book collecting in the fall of 2011.
If you’re in college and you collect books, I urge you to enter this contest. Students have been very creative in their collections in the past.