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October 26, 2010

Library of Congress Publishing Office to Host Fall Preview of Books and Gifts on Nov. 17

Get a jump on holiday shopping at the fall Preview of Books and Sale-a-Thon, hosted by the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

The sale, which will offer deep discounts on new and recent products, will be held in Madison Hall on the first floor of the James Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C. The event is free and open to the public. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted.

Shoppers will find an array of gifts and books about architecture, art, biography, film, history, music, photography, reference, sports and theater—all featuring items from the Library’s unparalleled collections. Also on sale will be 2011 calendars, posters, postcard books and note-card sets. Giveaway items include Library postcards and bookmarks.

New books include the acclaimed "Poets Laureate Anthology," a groundbreaking work highlighting well-known poems and many new surprises from each U.S. poet laureate, including Kay Ryan, Billy Collins, Rita Dove and William Carlos Williams. Music-lovers will be drawn to "Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions," which features in-depth, candid interviews with the composer-lyricist conducted by musicologist Mark Eden Horowitz of the Library’s Music Division. Horowitz will be on hand to sign copies and discuss the book.

Another music release is "Hard Luck Blues: Roots Music Photographs from the Great Depression" by Rick Remsberg, offering more than 200 images by prominent New Deal photographers. "Framing the West" is a beautifully illustrated volume of Timothy O’Sullivan’s remarkable photographs made during the landmark Fortieth Parallel Survey beginning in 1867.

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov and via interactive exhibitions on a personalized website at myLOC.gov. Library publications and other products can be ordered by credit card at (888) 682-3557 or online at www.loc.gov/shop/.

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PR 10-246
10/26/10
ISSN 0731-3527

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