Michael Dirda Discusses "Classics for Pleasure"
"Classics are classics not because they are educational, but because people have found them worth reading, generation after generation, century after century. More than anything else, great books speak to us of our own all-too-real feelings, confusions and daydreams." Thus Pulitzer prize-winning critic Michael Dirda introduces his new book, "Classics for Pleasure," a volume of short essays that "point readers to new authors and...
2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest Winners
The winners of the 2011 National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest received their awards during a ceremony at the Library. The program included a talk, "The Thrill of the Hunt: The Serendipitous Pleasures of Book Collecting" by Michael Dirda.