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[BKARTS] another Book Arts event at Smith College



PRESENTATION ON THE HAMPSHIRE BOOKSHOP, a Northampton, Massachusetts
landmark from 1916 until the late 1960s.
Barbara Brannon, a professor at the University of North Carolina at
Wilmington, will present a talk,  "The Company of Books: The Women of
the Hampshire Bookshop," on March 13th at 4:00 pm in the Mortimer Rare
Book Room, Neilson Library (3rd floor), Smith College, Northampton,
Massachusetts.

The Rare Book Room houses an impressive archive of this reknowned
bookshop, founded in 1916 by two Smith College alumnae. Barbara Brannon
made extensive use of this collection during the research for her
doctoral dissertation on the Hampshire Bookshop. The Bookshop was an
icon of book culture in Northampton and beyond for fifty years. It
sponsored readings and book festivals and was known for the remarkable
quality of its books (including a children's department and a rare book
department), the intelligence of its staff, and its high level of
service.

BARBARA B. BLUMENTHAL, MRBR Assistant
Mortimer Rare Book Room
Neilson Library
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063
Tel.: 413-585-2906   Fax: 413-585-4486
e-mail: bblument@smith.edu

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