Kelvin Smith Library
Announcing the 2022 Winners!
1st Place Undergraduate
Scavenging the Revolution: A Collection of Second Hand Radical Works
1st Place Graduate
Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Expansion
Reassessing Modernism: Women Writers and Publishers of the Lost Generation
Epics: Vehicles of Culture
It’s time for the Kelvin Smith Library Student Book Collecting Contest!
The contest is part of the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America. Since 2017, alumna Julia Gelfand and has graciously provided sponsorship for the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) contest and events related to book collecting. KSL also welcomes the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (NOBS) as co-sponsors of the contest this year. In addition to the prize amounts, both first place winners will receive $50 gift certificates to Loganberry Books. All four winners will receive complimentary 1-year memberships in NOBS.
Book Collecting Contest Rules:
You must submit the following items by 5pm on Friday, March 11, 2022 using the KSL CWRU Student Book Collecting Contest Submission Form:
“A collection should reflect a clearly defined unifying theme or interest. It may incorporate ephemera, maps, prints, autograph material as well as books, either hardcover or paperback, as long as they are germane to the collection's focus. How well a collection reflects the collector's intent is more significant than either the number of items or the monetary value of the collection.” -National Book Collecting Contest guidelines