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Johns Hopkins University Press and the George Peabody Library jointly host the JHU Press Books Sale, talks and book signings, and a special exhibit related to Baltimore history in the beautiful Baltimore Visitors Center on the west shore of the Inner Harbor.

JHU Press/Peabody Library

The Johns Hopkins University Press, the George Peabody Library, and JHU’s Sheridan Libraries jointly host the JHU Press Book Sale along with a number of talks, book signings, and special exhibits at the 2014 Baltimore Book Festival in the beautiful Baltimore Visitors Center overlooking the Inner Harbor. The JHU Press Book Sale takes place inside the Visitors Center throughout the Festival, with Press authors scheduled to meet the public and sign books throughout the weekend. The George Peabody Library will offer a special exhibit of archival books and materials related to Baltimore history, and members of the Special Collections staff will offer a Peabody Collections Spotlight each day. Presentations in the Visitors Center include book talks by JHU Press authors Gil Sandler, Fraser Smith, Mike Olesker, Rick Striner, Melissa Blair, Michael Wolfe, Charley Mitchell, and others. Each day will end with Music from the Peabody, with performances by students from JHU’s Peabody Conservatory. The Visitors Center will remain open for business as usual during the Festival, welcoming visitors and showing a short film about Charm City every 20 minutes.

Stage: The Baltimore Visitors Center, 401 Light Street on the Inner Harbor’s West Shore



Friday, September 26




12PM-8PM

JHU Press Book Sale

Browse dozens of titles published by the JHU Press, enjoy special Festival discounts, and meet the authors of some of the Press’s acclaimed books about Baltimore and the region.

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12PM-8PM

Peabody Library Exhibit

Meet the Peabody’s Special Collections staff, learn about the history of this beautiful Mt. Vernon treasure, and see a special exhibit of rare books and archival materials related to Baltimore History.

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3PM

Peabody Collection Spotlight – Children’s Books

Learn about rare and historic children’s books form the collections of the Peabody Library, some printed in Baltimore!

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6PM

Music from the Peabody

Join students from the Peabody Conservatory for special performances in the Visitors Center at the end of each day of the festival.

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Saturday, September 27




12PM-7PM

JHU Press Book Sale

Browse dozens of titles published by the JHU Press, enjoy special Festival discounts, and meet the authors of some of the Press’s popular books about Baltimore and the region.

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12PM-7PM

Peabody Library Exhibit

Meet the Peabody’s Special Collections staff, learn about the history of this beautiful Mt. Vernon treasure, and see a special exhibit of rare books and archival materials related to Baltimore History.

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12:30PM

Book Talk

Art Deco in Baltimore & DC / Folger Library Rick Striner and Melissa Blair explore history, design, preservation, adaptive use, and other issues relating to the many notable Art Deco buildings that survive in the two cities. Steve Grant joins the discussion with an account of the beloved DC Art Deco icon, The Folger Shakespeare Library. A book signing follows the presentation (Washington and Baltimore Art Deco and Collecting Shakespeare).

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1:30PM

Book Talk

Historic Travel in Baltimore & the Mid-Atlantic Charley Mitchell discusses his new book, Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic, and our region’s wealth of historic travel opportunities with Sam Rogers, Executive Vice president of Visit Baltimore, and Jeff Buchheit, Executive Director of Baltimore National Heritage Area. A book signing with Charley follows the presentation

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3PM

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors (TBA) Ted Patterson & Dean Smith, Football in Baltimore  and Mike Gesker, The Orioles Encyclopedia.

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4PM

Peabody Collection Spotlight – Baltimore History

Learn more about some of the surprising books and materials related to Baltimore history that can be found in the collections of Mt. Vernon’s beautiful George Peabody Library.

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5PM

Music from the Peabody

Join students from the Peabody Conservatory for special performances in the Visitors Center at the end of each day of the festival.

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6PM

Music from the Peabody

Join students from the Peabody Conservatory for special performances in the Visitors Center at the end of each day of the festival.

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Sunday, September 28




12PM-6PM

JHU Press Book Sale

Browse dozens of titles published by the JHU Press, enjoy special Festival discounts, and meet the authors of some of the Press’s popular books about Baltimore and the region.

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12PM-6PM

Peabody Library Exhibit

Meet the Peabody’s Special Collections staff, learn about the history of this beautiful Mt. Vernon treasure, and see a special exhibit of rare books and archival materials related to Baltimore History.

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12:30PM

Book Signing with JHU Press Authors

Ron Coddington, Faces of the Civil War
Bob Luke, Soldiering for Freedom
 

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1PM

Peabody Collection Spotlight – Baltimore History

Learn more about some of the surprising books and materials related to Baltimore history that can be found in the collections of Mt. Vernon’s beautiful George Peabody Library.

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2PM

Book Talk – Writing (and thinking) about Baltimore

JHU Press authors Gilbert Sandler, Fraser Smith, and Michael Olesker discuss notable events, memorable characters, and what’s changed (along with what hasn’t) in their many years observing and writing about Baltimore. A book signing follows the presentation (Small Town Baltimore, Here Lies Jim Crow, Front Stoops in the Fifties, and other books by these authors).

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3PM

Book Talk – Greek Epitaphs, from Cut These Words into My Stone

Poet, filmmaker, and short-list nominee for the 2014 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation, Michael Wolfe, reads from his beautiful book of translations of Greek epitaphs, Cut These Words into My Stone. A book signing follows the presentation.

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Special Events

When:

Sept 26-28, 2014
Fri & Sat: Noon - 8pm
Sun: Noon - 6pm

Where:

Baltimore Inner Harbor

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