Tour the Rare Book Department at the Free Library of Philadelphia – October 25, 2013

“Grip,” Charles Dickens’s pet raven

Friday October 25, 3:00-4:00pm

Free Library of Philadelphia
Rare Book Department – 3rd floor
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Please RSVP for the October 25 tour here
(tour limited to 12 people)

Stop by the Free Library of Philadelphia on Friday, October 25 between 3 & 4pm to check out the Rare Book Department. The tour of the Rare Book Department has been in operation since 1949. Rare book librarians on staff provide a basic introduction to the history of the book using the items from the collections, including cuneiform tablets, a section of a papyrus scroll, a medieval manuscript and a leaf from a Gutenberg Bible. The tour also includes a visit to the Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector. For more information…

The Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector

The Elkins Room, the actual library of a former Free Library Trustee who was also a prominent book collector

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