RI Center for the Book Programs on Book Ownership

Rhode Island Center for the Book’s 2014 Art of the Book Program Presents Mine!: Ownership Marks from Curses to Book Plates 

This year the R.I. Center for the Book's Art of the Book Program will celebrate the book as a personal possession. Why do owners mark books? What is the history of book plates?

Keynote Lecture

"Ownership Marks in Early American Books: Oddities & Outliers"

Jeremy Dibbell, Director of Communications and Outreach at Rare Book School.

Thursday November 13, 6 pm.

John Carter Brown Library, 94 George St., Providence

Statewide Exhibitions

John Carter Brown Library

 “Thro’ various hands has passed till it found refuge in mine”: Ownership Marks and the Personal Histories of Books at the John Carter Brown Library.

Location: 94 George St., Providence, R.I.

November - December, 2014

Providence Athenaeum 

“MINE!:  Rhode Island Collectors at the ATH”

November 3, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Location: Philbrick Rare Book Room, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit St., Providence, R.I.

Providence Public Library

“Put To Good Use”

October 9-December 26, 2014

Visit Special Collections to view books owned by women, books owned by royalty and books with evidence that their owners used them to get a job done. 

Location: PPL Special Collections, 150 Empire St., Providence, R.I.

Redwood Library and Athenaeum 

“His Booke:  Ownership Marks and Book Plates”

October 15, 2014-March 1, 2015

Location: Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, R.I .

Rhode Island Historical Society 

“Hai Excomunion: Book Threats & Bookplates in the Collection of the R.I. Historical Society”

Location: RIHS Library. 121 Hope St., Providence, R.I.; www.rihs.org

SPONSORED BY THE JOHN RUSSELL BARTLETT SOCIETY

For More Information: www.ribook.org or kate@ribook.org

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