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April’s Book of the Month: The works of Shakespear : in six volumes. Carefully revised and corrected by the former editions, and adorned with sculptures designed and executed by the best hands

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, in The works of Shakespear : in six volumes. Carefully revised and corrected by the former editions, and adorned with sculptures designed and executed by the best hands.  Oxford, : Printed at the Theatre. 1744. To mark the 400th … Continue reading

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Shakespeare First Folio discovered on Scottish island

A copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, one of the most sought-after books in the world, has been discovered in a stately home on a Scottish island. This copy of the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, was … Continue reading

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Love Notes: Experiencing the Natural Areas of Binghamton University is the Featured Book for March

It has been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. To celebrate the approaching spring, the Special Collections featured book for March 2016 is Love Notes: Experiencing the Natural Areas of Binghamton University, 2000, by … Continue reading

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Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare in Special Collections

Celebrating 400 Years of Shakespeare in Special Collections :  Selections from the Max Reinhardt Archives and the Rare Book Collections April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare has been regarded by many as one of … Continue reading

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New exhibit in the Chinese Cultural Experience Center

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Chinese Cultural Experience Center opens a new book exhibit titled, Experiencing the Facial Makeup of the Beijing (Peking) Opera. Developing over the centuries from masks, and gradually forming its own symbolic meanings, facial … Continue reading

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Special Collections Featured Book for February: Black Film as a Signifying Practice

Special Collections’ featured book for February is Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration and the African-American Aesthetic Tradition  by Gladstone L. Yearwood. In this book, Yearwood explores cinema as part of the black cultural tradition. He argues that black film … Continue reading

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Woman Bookbinders 1880-1920 is our Featured Book for January 2016!

In the nineteenth century, hand-bookbinding was considered a trade. Only boys were eligible to enter the trade as apprentices and although women were heavily employed in commercial binderies they were not allowed to advance to higher branches of the trade. … Continue reading

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“Guy Fawkes or the Gunpowder Treason” is Special Collections November Book of the Month

Guy Fawkes : or, The gunpowder treason by William Harrison Ainsworth. London : G. Routledge and sons, limited, [18--?]. Call number:  PR4002 .A1 1876 v.6 Rare Book Collection. This book is housed in the Special Collections department of the Binghamton University Libraries, and available … Continue reading

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Book Sale begins Thursday in Bartle Library

 All are welcome and invited to visit the annual Book Sale! This year there are close to 15,000 donated books, including academic texts, history, classic and popular fiction, poetry, children’s stories and much more. DVDs and records will also be available … Continue reading

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Significant Literary Event on Campus Friday

  “A novel is not an allegory…. It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and … Continue reading

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