Beatrix Potter Symposium at Connecticut College on June 12

The Beatrix Potter Society is hosting a three-day symposium at Connecticut College next month, the first of its kind on U.S. soil in five years. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog

Denshosha–Memory Keeper Chiharu Shiota Disembarks in Paris

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Shiota exhibit at Savannah Museum of Art. Reproduced courtesy of Galerie Templon.

Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota stages a new exhibition at Galerie Templon in Paris. Read all about it on the Fine Books Blog

A Book-Lover’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, meaning Irish pubs from Boston to Dublin will be busier than usual and just about everyone will be sporting some sort of good luck charm. However, if the idea of day-drinking and parade-hopping turns you green, there’s still a few ways to let your inner Irish spirit free, even from the comfort of your own library. Check out the bibliophile’s guide to St. Patrick’s Day – The Fine Books Blog

Rare Book Week NYC: Navigating the Bazaar – The Fine Books Blog

Book Week has arrived in New York, and there’s plenty to do and little time to do it in. Click through for a few suggestions to help make your Book Week a rousing success:

Source: Rare Book Week NYC: Navigating the Bazaar – The Fine Books Blog

American Library Association Announces Award Winners

‘Tis the season for award ceremonies, and on Monday the American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia. We reported on Tuesday that Kelly Barnhill took top honors with the Newbery; read who else was recognized for their contributions to children’s literature over on the Fine Books Blog.