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Keynote Speaker Nicholas Basbanes

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President Goldfarb and Dean Huesmann to Present Volumes 1,000,000 and 1,000,001


Nicholas Basbanes

(A book signing featuring noted author Nicholas Basbanes will be held October 23 from 10-11 a.m. at the University Union Concourse. Mr. Basbanes will deliver the keynote address (entitled "Among the Gently Mad") in the Garden Lounge of Malpass Library at 7:30 p.m.)

Nicholas Basbanes is the author of A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes and the External Passion for Books which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second book, Patience and Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places and Book Culture, was published by HarperCollins in October 2001. The third book in this cycle, Life Beyond Life: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World will be published in 2003.

A former reporter and literary columnist, he has contributed articles and essays to numerous publications, including Smithsonian, The New York Times, Civilization, The Washington Post, and New England Quarterly. He also appears as a regular guest on the weekly program, "The Book Guys," which is broadcast on 40 public radio stations throughout the country.

See a transcript of Nicholas Basbanes' appearance on Booknotes with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb.

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