The SLC’s first event of the year kicked off on October 4th with a tour of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book library at the University of Toronto. Outreach Librarian John Shoesmith led our tour group through a quick overview of book history and the library.
Founded in 1955, the Rare Books Library has special collections, such as the Joseph Brabant Lewis Carroll collection that contains the first editions of Alice in Wonderland. It also has a role in preserving our country’s literary heritage, acquiring older as well as contemporary works of Canadian literature.
Not only did we learn that the library is open to the public, patrons are allowed to touch the books with their bare (clean) hands! Shoesmith attributed this to the late Library Director Richard Landon, who believed that Thomas Fisher should be a library, not a museum. (Pro-tip for visitors: request your books ahead of time so the staff can retrieve them from the stacks!)
From intricate woodcuts to Margaret Atwood’s very early works, there is so much to see at this special library. While the collection focuses primarily on the humanities, the library owns gems such as Vesalius’ 500 year old anatomy book, Fabrica, and Vesalius’ own copy of the second edition, full of annotations meant for a third edition that was never published. The Rare Books Library also holds exhibitions several times a year, showcasing the diversity and strengths of the collection. (Currently the works of George Barbier are on display).
As Fisher Library’s Outreach Librarian, Shoesmith keeps the library up-to-date on various social media channels, featuring different books and even a demonstration of their concept Gutenberg press. Follow the Thomas Fisher Rare Books library on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and YouTube!colombia flights business class flights dallas to boston flights cheap flights to anywhere flights to daytona beach flights to louisiana salem massachusetts flights booking.com flights best days to book flights flights from orlando to denver flights to aruba flights to honduras turks and caicos flights bahamas flights cheap flights from tampa flights to burlington vt spirit flights goigle flights canada flights flights to greenville sc flights to yellowstone flights to aruba from nyc aa flights my flights orlando new york flights www.expedia.com flights expedia.com flights flights from chicago to florida colorado springs flights newyork flights cheap flights to california flights to hawaii phoenix flights book flights flights to korea flights to boston phoenix flights flights from lax to cancun flights to washington state flights from cleveland to orlando usa to uk flights flights from lax to nyc flights from houston to denver houston to boston flights flights to tampa florida cabo san lucas flights flights from charlotte to orlando flights from sacramento to seattle flights to texas military discount flights booking com flights flights to new york belize flights flights to costa rica cheap round trip flights flights to cancun mexico flights to texas flights to vegas from chicago flights from lax to miami scotts flights flights to barcelona europe flights flights to chicago flights from chicago to florida flights to maryland san francisco flights flights orlando flights to germany private flights cheap flights to lax cheap flights to tampa www.orbitz.com flights international flights puerto vallarta flights cheap flights to new york flights to amsterdam flights to knoxville tn cheap vegas flights flights to tokyo flights to south carolina charleston flights to seattle flights to oahu booking flights flights to south africa flights to clearwater florida flights to birmingham al flights from atlanta to los angeles find flights flights from nyc to lax cheap flights to europe flights miami
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