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“From Codex to Kindle: The Art and History of the Book” exhibitions opening on March 22nd

Last semester, the executive director of the Pequot Library (and adjunct professor at Fairfield University) Dr. Daniel Snydacker, taught a class on the history of the book. As a final project for this course students had to chose a set of books from the special collections of the Pequot Library to research, and prepare a “Book Biography” for each object.  A book biography describes where, when and how the book was produced. Those selections and the accompanying biographies form the basis for an exhibition on view at the Pequot Library and at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University March 22nd through March 31st . There are a total of 17 rare and beautiful books on display at the two libraries, and a reception at both libraries will begin at the Di-Menna Nyselius at 4 p.m. on the 22nd and continue at the Pequot – visitors can enjoy the exhibition and light refreshments.

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