How Is A Book . . . written? illustrated? printed? bound?
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This summer exhibition shows just how a book goes from idea to ink-on-paper. Drawn from the archives in Beinecke Library's collections of children's literature, visitors will see the many stages a (pre-digital) book goes through on its journey from inspiration to the hands of a reader. Using Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, the exhibition follows the trail from research, through drafts, sketches, press proofs and color separations, to the bound book. A companion display, "Dummies!," shows off early book mock-ups by Peter Newell, Lillian Saarinen, Ludwig Bemelmans, and Maud and Miska Petersham. [ca. 100 items]
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
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
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.