A Book of Her Own
Sunday, January 1, 2006 to Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Book of Her Own

Sunday, January 1, 2006 to Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Books tell us many things beyond what their authors write in them. Single copies of books, for instance, often reveal their particular history­-who owned them, who read them, who gave them as gifts, how they changed hands over the years. The current Beinecke Library exhibition, A Book of Her Own, explores an unusual aspect of book history: all of the books in the display, based on various sorts of evidence contained in the books, were owned by women before the year 1700. The exhibition includes some of the Beinecke Library's most richly illuminated medieval manuscripts, such as Christine de Pisan's Livre des toirs virtues (France, 15th century), shown here.


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The exhibition gallery is closed while the library's building is under renovation.

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Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be

Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5

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