Guest post by Catherine Batac Walder

If you're looking for a literary take on Halloween, check out the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford this month, which will be hosting an after-hours ghost tour while discussing 19th-century Spiritualism.

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Though already home to a sizable number of

                                                                                              

Next week, Bates College graduate Nick Basbanes '65 revisits his old Maine stomping grounds to give a talk exploring the impact of paper on books and culture. Though not speaking at his alma mater, Basbanes will be 22 miles down the road, at Bowdoin College in Brunswick. Entitled, "On Materiality: A Cultural Consideration of Paper and

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From noon July 31 through noon August 1, the Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum in Mystic, CT, held its 32nd annual Moby-Dick reading marathon. Visitors were invited aboard the ninteenth-century whaleship (and now teaching vessel) Charles W. Morgan and read Herman Melville

Photographer Mathew Brady (1822-1896) is mostly remembered today for his Civil War images--wounded soldiers resting under trees, prisoners awaiting transportation, scores of dead combatants lying in bloody fields--and is considered one of the pioneers of photojournalism. Yet Brady had already secured his status as a

As part of a year-long celebration of two decades in existence, the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature of Abilene, Texas, is hosting a summer exhibition dedicated to beloved children's picture book illustrator Garth Williams (1912-1996).

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