Contact: Craig D'Ooge (202) 707-9189

April 30, 1996

Estelle Ellis To Discuss "At Home with Books" Noontime Lecture Series

Pioneering advertising executive Estelle Ellis will present an illustrated talk about her new book, At Home with Books: How Booklovers Live with and Care for Their Libraries (Crown, 1995), at the Library of Congress at l p.m. on Tuesday, May 7.

Sponsored by the Center for the Book, the lecture will be held in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the Library's Madison Building. It is free and open to the public.

At Home with Books is illustrated with more than 300 color photographs of private libraries and "book spaces" belonging to 40 book lovers--architects, academics, designers, artists, librarians, writers, historians, collectors, and curators in the United States and abroad.

From 1944 to 1950, Estelle Ellis was the first promotion director for the magazine Seventeen. In 1950, she helped launch the magazine Charm. She also served as promotion director for House and Garden. Ideas and practical information about book collecting, book storage, and reading are provided through interviews and a resource directory. In 1992, her personal papers were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Advertising History.

The Center for the Book was established in 1977 to stimulate public interest in books, reading, and libraries.

Interpreting services (American Sign Language, Contact Signing, Oral and Tactile) will be provided if requested five business days in advance of the event. Call (202) 707-6362 TTY and voice to make a specific request. For other ADA accommodations please contact the Disability Employment Program office at (202) 707-9948 TTY and (202) 707-7544 voice.

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PR 96-67
ISSN 0731-3527

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