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Houghton Exhibit Digs into Book Binding

September 11, 2014—Houghton Library celebrated the opening of a new exhibit, “InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books,” at an event on Wednesday evening. Harvard Library officials also took the opportunity to introduce Tom Hyry, Houghton's new chief librarian. The exhibit, making its first US appearance, features works created by both American and British binders.

“Not only are they beautiful bindings, but they go around very significant publications,” said Simon D. Eccles, a collector who initially conceived the idea for the exhibit. “These are very serious works of art.” Read the full story here.