The winners of the 2016 BSUVA Book Collecting Contest were announced at the Society’s Annual Meeting on Friday, March 18. The winners are:
First place, $500, and the BSUVA Rare Book School Fellowship— Nora Benedict, “Argentine Publishing and the Many Faces of Jorge Luis Borges”
Second place, $300— Isaac May, “Collecting and Preserving Anglo-American Quaker Publications”
As first-place winner, Ms. Benedict will be entering the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest to compete for their first prize of $2,500.
All the contestants received gift certificates generously donated by ten local booksellers.
Selections from the winning collections were on display in the Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library during the spring.