February 16, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Ticknor Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize

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The Ticknor Society in Boston will begin accepting submissions on March 1, 2023 for the Fourth Annual George and Anna Eliot Ticknor Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize, which was created to encourage and recognize those in New England who have been inspired to compile, curate, and own a book collection. The Prize awards $1000 to a collector of books, manuscripts, and/or ephemera who resides in one of the six New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The award also includes an invitation to speak about the winning collection to The Ticknor Society and a complimentary one-year Ticknor Society membership. All other entrants will receive a complimentary year of membership in the Ticknor Society. (Dr. Jessica C. Linker won in 2022 for her entry, Emma Hart Willard: A Life in Print.)

The deadline for applications is April 15, and we encourage you to reapply with the same or a different submission if you have entered the competition previously. Learn more about our organization, the Prize, and how to enter at https://www.ticknor.org/collecting-prize/, and please share this invitation with anyone you know who might have an interest.