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September 27, 1996

Author of Book on Book Collecting to Speak at Library of Congress

Nicholas Basbanes, author of A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books (Holt, 1995), will speak at the Library of Congress at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23. His presentation, part of the Center for the Book's "Books & Beyond" series, will take place in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E. Mr. Basbanes will discuss his research and the writing of "A Gentle Madness" and describe a second book about book collecting that he is now writing. The event is free and open to the public.

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PR 96-130
ISSN 0731-3527

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