Events & Exhibits - Spring 2002

Book Lovers Road Show

Check through the attic and through that box of old books and bring your treasures to be appraised by Jack Walsdorf, author, book collector, lecturer, and appraiser from Portland, Oregon, who will be here at the University of Scranton on April 14 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Brennan Hall, Room 516, to conduct his famed "Book Lovers Road Show." The program has been described as "The Antiques Road Show" for book collectors and book lovers. The session will begin with a brief talk, "The ABC's of Book Collecting", on the whys, hows, pleasures and perils of book collecting. Attendees are encouraged to bring their books for examination and appraisal.     
The University community will remember Jack, as he is called, for his contributions and his collection which was featured in the "William Morris and the Kelmscott Press" in 1994.  In addition, his other major press collections include the books produced b y T. J. Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press. T. J. Wise, August Derleth, Willie Morris, Anne Tyler, Richard Ford, and Charles Dickens are a few of the authors Jack collects.  His published works include a bibliography of Julian Symons, the English mystery writer and critic, in 1996 and, most recently (2001), The Yellow Barn Press: A History and Bibliography. In addition to exhibiting his collection here at the University of Scranton, he has also exhibited at the University of Iowa and George Washington University. He is currently affiliated with Alibris, an online out-of-print book finding service.
For more information, contact Pat DeSarno at 941-7816.
Margaret Craft