What’s that, you say? Rare Book School?
Yes, it exists.
Check out this article from the New York Times about this school at the University of Virginia. Here’s a snippet.
“For five weeks each summer Rare Book School brings some 300 librarians, conservators, scholars, dealers, collectors and random book-mad civilians together for weeklong intensive courses in an atmosphere that combines the intensity of the seminar room, the nerdiness of a “Star Trek” convention and the camaraderie of a summer camp where people come back year after year.”
The whole article
Boy, what nerdy delight that would be.
Here at Magers and Quinn, we know a few things about rare books. We have more than a few and a whole host of staff members who could throw down in a rare book battle.
Next time you are in, take a gander upstairs and see what rare delights we have on our shelves.