We’re celebrating books with our other local book friends at The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley on Saturday April 17. The schedule below is followed by web links from interested parties.

10:30 A.M.: “BOOK COLLECTING 101”

Learn about the vocabulary, practicalities, and theory

of collecting books in this panel discussion that includes

Patrick Saine, owner of Winchester’s Blue Plate Books;

Lorne Bair, owner of Lorne Bair Rare Books; and David

Gray, director of learning resources of Lord Fairfax

Community College Library Information and Services.


Registrants may bring one book to be appraised. Limited space is available. Sign up for book appraisal time slots begins at 10 a.m.


Get practical advice on how to keep your book collection in the

best condition possible, and learn how to store and care for your

books in this discussion with Jill Deiss, owner of Cat Tail Run

Hand Bookbinding; Trish Ridgeway, director of the Handley

Regional Library; and Byron C. Smith, director & curator of the

Newtown History Center.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 2010 10:30 A.M.–2 P.M.

901 Amherst Street, Winchester, Virginia

540-662-1473, ext. 235

FREE to MSV Members; All others: $8, $6 senior/youth

(includes gallery admission, panel discussions, and book appraisal)

Related Links

Museum of the Shenadoah Valley

Lorne Bair Rare Books

Lord Fairfax Community College

Cat Tail Run Hand Bookbinding

Handley Regional Library

Newtown History Center

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