Ticknor Society event this Thursday …
Rebecca Rego Barry on Rare Books Uncovered
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough St. Boston
No doubt we’ve all dreamed about finding a Tamerlane in our attic, and many of us have our own tales of best book “finds” that we enjoy sharing with fellow bibliophiles. We’ll talk about more recent discoveries and put to rest the notion that the Internet has made scouting extinct, with examples such as a first edition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird purchased at a Philadelphia flea market for a few dollars in 2014 and a first edition of Jorge Luis Borges’ El Aleph bought for 50 cents at an estate sale in Louisiana in 2011.
Rebecca’s book received a glowing review in Library Review and will be available for purchase and signing by the author at Thursday’s meeting. This could be a great Valentines Gift for Book Lovers!