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Exhibition: One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature, June 22 - September 15, 2015, Lilly Library Main Gallery

Exhibition: Death By Gimmick!!! The Weird Side of Detective Fiction, June 24 - August 28, 2015, Lilly Library Lincoln Room


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New Exhibition: Death by Gimmick!!! The Weird Side of Detective Fiction
On display in the Lincoln Room this summer is a new exhibition, “Death By Gimmick!!! The Weird Side of Detective Fiction.” Detective fiction by its very nature abounds with (or, some may argue, is plagued by) gimmicks. From the locked room to the twist ending to the eccentric detective, all aspects of this genre–plot, setting, […]

Christoph Irmscher on recovering Birds of America printer
On the occasion of the first Rare Book School course to be taught at Indiana University, the Lilly Library invites you to a public lecture by IU Provost Professor Christoph Irmscher. “Recovering Havell: A New Look at Birds of America” While we are used to referring to the magnificent Birds of America (1827-1838) as Audubon’s […]

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