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What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You

Collage of Book Covers from the Healey Collection

Each person's library tells a story about that person. Books and the connections between them reflect the lives of their owners. Argentinian author Alberto Manguel writes in The Library at Night, "What makes a library a reflection of its owner is not merely the choice of the titles themselves, but the mesh of associations implied in the choice."

Visit a new Library exhibition, What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You: The Thomas J. Healey Family Collection, to see a selection from the recent gift of rare and collectible books by Thomas J. Healey (C'64) and his family. Organized around several themes, including "Page to Screen: Book Before Film," "After the Crossing," "Judge a Book By Its Cover" and "On Your Syllabus?," the exhibition showcases some of the finest in modern fiction and poetry, well-known illustrators, and limited editions.

The exhibition, curated by Ethan Henderson, Rare Books Curator in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections with assistance from Anastasia Armendariz (C'2019) can be found on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library in the Fairchild and Special Collections Galleries.