Tagged: Book Collecting
Gotlieb Archival Research Center invites students to participate in the Blackmon Book Collecting Contest
The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center invites all current full-time University students to participate in the Lawrence G. Blackmon Book Collecting Contest. This contest awards students for themed book collections of 50 titles or fewer. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st-4th place, Emerging Collectors title, and Best Essay. This contest is sponsored by The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University and was endowed by Lawrence Blackmon in 1984. Entries must be delivered to the HGARC office by 5 p.m. on March 26, 2012.
The Friends of the Libraries will host celebrated writer Walter Mosley tonight at 5:30 PM in Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of George Sherman Union, 775 Comm Ave). Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins and Devil in the Blue Dress, which was adapted as a film starring Denzel Washington. Mosley has been the recipient of the O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizes for the prestigious Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded before the lecture. The event is free to Friends of the Libraries members and BU students, $25 per person for the public.