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Exhibition: The Performative Book from Medieval Europe to the Americas, January 14 - May 4, 2016, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Notice: The Lilly Library Reading Room will be closed on January 27, 3:00-6:00 PM

Lecture: Truth & Beauty: The Art of Maurice Sendak by Dana Duffy-Backs, Monday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.


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Recent posts from the blog: LILLY LIBRARY NEWS & NOTES

New Exhibition: Everything is Bicycle
“Everything is Bicycle”: The Revolution of the Wheel in America In the mid-1890s, the bicycle was at the height of its popularity. The incredible success of the bicycle inspired author Stephen Crane’s wonderful vignette, published nationwide through Samuel S. McClure’s newspaper syndication, on July 5, 1896. Titled “A Glittering Spectacle,” Crane’s piece describes the scene on […]

Naked Hemingway
We are thrilled this week to present a guest blog post by Christoph Irmscher, Provost Professor of English, George F. Getz Jr. Professor in the Wells Scholars Program, and Director of the Wells Scholars Program. Professor Irmscher has conducted extensive research in the Lilly Library’s Max Eastman collections. As part of this research, he discovered […]

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