“A Roomful of Dwellings: the Antiquarian Books of the Jewish Public Library.”

Vernissage and Presentation
Date:    Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time:     7:30 PM
Admission: $10; Members/students $5
Location:     Jewish Public Library
Address:     5151 Côte Ste-Catherine

“A Roomful of Dwellings: the Antiquarian Books of the Jewish Public Library.”

The JPL’s collection includes over a thousand books dating between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. In 2012, Dr. Michael Paul, an associate professor of medicine at Memorial University and an antiquarian book collector, discovered this collection through the JPL website and as a former Montrealer, decided the collection needed to be shared publicly with the community in which he grew up. His support translated into the production of a printed catalogue and this exhibit.

The launch of this exhibit and catalogue will feature a discussion of the collection’s history and provenance, as well as the depth of importance the JPL places on the printed book.

Eddie Paul, Head of Bibliographic & Information Services who oversaw this initiative will discuss the project and give a presentation showing images from the collection.

A catalogue of the exhibition will be on sale at the event.

Sponsored by Dr. Michael Paul and Heritage Canada.