Book-lovers and collectors meet at Weller Book Works Collectors' Book Salons on the last Friday of each month, January through October. Serious and frivolous bibliophiles meet in our Rare Book Department for friendship conversation, edification and bibliolust. We start at 6:30 pm and at 7:15, an invited bibliophile leads the Collectors' Chat about a topic of her or his particular knowledge and passion. And at each salon there is also a special deal on rare books.
Evelyn Garlington will present the Collector's Chat on Friday, September 28th on papermaking. In 1992 and 1993 she was Director and Curator of the American Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, the modern incarnation of the Dard Hunter Papermaking Museum founded at M.I.T. in 1939. As sole employee, Evelyn unpacked, cataloged, curated, and directed the new museum on the campus of Georgia Tech. On September 28th she will give a slide presentation and speak about the history of papermaking, including precursors to paper, the invention and spread of papermaking, and her experiences in the development of the museum.
On Friday, October 26th Bertram Kundert will share a brief history of science fiction. During the Collector's Chat he will show copies of books and magazines from the late 19th and early 20th centuries that represent the different periods and development of science fiction. These include Amazing Stories and Astounding Science Fiction as well as first editions from Fantasy Press, and some serial sets. He'll talk about some of the early authors, their influences, and how science fiction has influenced mainstream writing.