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Opening reception Sept. 13 for ‘Tiny Treasures Miniature Books’ exhibition

The Special Collections Department of WKU Libraries will be hosting an opening reception for its most recent exhibition Tiny Treasures Miniature Books from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Jackson Gallery of the Kentucky Building.

Opening reception for Tiny Treasures Miniature Books will be held Sept. 13 at the Kentucky Building.According to Joe Shankweiler, library assistant professor and curator of the exhibition, miniature books are defined as books less than three to four inches in height.  “WKU Libraries has acquired several dozen miniature and pocket-size books over the decades,” Shankweiler said. “This is a great opportunity for scholars and the public to view a collection of very unique books dating back to the 1600s.”

The exhibition has been open to the public since June; however, the opening reception is intended to capture students and the community with the academic semester now is session. Tiny Treasures will be on display now until Dec. 8.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. For information about the reception and the exhibition, contact Joseph Shankweiler at (270) 745-6303.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 745-6977 or jennifer.wilson@wku.edu        

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