Iowa Bibliophiles

A Year of Collecting

Iowa Bibliophiles

This year’s events focus on collectors and their collections. Each month will feature a guest speaking about the focus of their collection, and about their collecting methods and history, using examples from Special Collections or their personal collection. Coffee and Tea will be available beginning at 5:30 pm, with the evening’s talk starting at 6:00 pm in the Special Collections Reading Room. The Reading Room is on the third floor of the University of Iowa Main Library, at the corner of Madison and Burlington Streets, Iowa City. Meetings will generally last for an hour.


All meetings are free and open to the public.

The 2014-2015 Schedule:

September 10, 2014: Maps with H. Dee Hoover

October 8, 2014: English Chronicles with Arthur Bonfield


UI Libraries Conservation Lab 30th Anniversary Celebration

February 11, 2015: Collecting Iowa’s History with Michael Zahs

The Iowa Bibliophiles WILL BE MEETING on Wednesday, February 11. The program will feature Mike Zahs talking about a lifetime of collecting, with a focus on Iowa historical materials. He will be bringing some fascinating items to show. The meeting begins with refreshments at 5:30pm, and the program will start at 6:00pm.

Please help us to spread the word—we were recently informed that our email list was accidentally deleted. We will be establishing new membership contact tracking procedures, but for the time being, we will not be sending email reminders in advance of meetings.

March 11, 2015: Round table discussion on collecting

April 8, 2015: Science Fiction and Film with Dennis Lynch

May 13, 2015: Holinshed’s Chronicle with Arthur Bonfield


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