Bibliographical Society

Winners of the 2024 Book Collecting Contest

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia sponsors a biennial Book Collecting Contest for all UVa students. The winners of the 2024 Book Collecting Contest are:

  • Second place, $600— Lewis Kothmann, “Understanding the Middle Kingdom: A Collection on Contemporary Chinese Political Economy and Relevant History and Culture”
Winners of the BSUVA 2024 Book Collecting Contest. Right to left, Christian Carlson (First Place), Lewis Kothmann (Second place), and Joseph Johns (Honorable Mention).

All three students are eligible to enter the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest to compete for their first prize of $2,500.

The awards were announced at the Annual Meeting of the Society on Friday, March 22. Contestants received gift certificates generously donated by seven local booksellers: Blue Whale Books, Daedalus Bookshop, Franklin Gilliam::Rare Books, Heartwood Books, New Dominion Bookshop, 2nd Act Books, and the University Bookstore.

Judges for the contest were Barbara Heritage, Fred Ribble, and David Whitesell.