alphabet books

New York — Over the centuries, writers and illustrators have used the alphabet to categorize and enumerate ideas and concepts, to amuse, and, of course, to teach and read. The A.B.C. of Alphabets, drawn from the collection of member Gretchen Adkins, surveys the A to Z of ABCs at the Grolier Club from September 19 through November 2, 2019.

(Boston, MA, December 2013)—The Winter 2014 Noon Series at the Boston Athenæum features book talks on the Civil War, famous writers who also gardened, the rise of Boston’s suburbs, an alphabet in ancient Greek, Richard Powers’ latest novel, and more. 

All events will take place in the Athenæum’s historic Long Room at 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, at 12:00 noon and are free and open to