Do you love books? So do we! As part of our very exciting spring exhibit, Pressing Forward: The Book Club of California at 100 we’re holding a Book Collection Competition.You’re invited to enter!
UPDATE: The 2012 winners have been announced!
First, do you know about the Book Club of California? They are awesome! Founded in 1912 they are a “a non-profit organization of book lovers and collectors who have a special interest in Pacific Coast history, literature, and fine printing.” You can learn more about them on the BCC website, which includes photos of warm and inviting reading spaces and libraries that can be found at their San Francisco location.
Second, as a potential winner of the Book Collection Competition, you may receive a one-year membership to the venerable Book Club of California, as well as the chance to have your loved books included in our exhibit at Cal Poly.
What’s involved? A photo of at least seven of your thematically related books and a short write-up. And a simple form for our records. So, if you’re like my uncle who was totally into collecting anything by or about Jack London, get out your camera and snap a photo. Or maybe you’re a music lover with a dozen books on jazz? Ponies? The solar system?
Read more about how to enter at Kennedy Library. The deadline is February 23.
Oh! Also, as part of the exhibit extravaganza, mark your calendars for April 5. That’s when we’ll host the opening reception and talk with a very special guest (stay tuned) as well as an interactive Science Cafe on Japanese Bookbinding with expert bookbinder Erin Zamrzla.