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Books With Personality-On display in the Ellis Library Colonnade, August 1-29, 2014

Books with Personality Poster - Manuscript Cover 2

Presented by the Special Collections Department of Ellis Library

August 1-29, 2014

Ellis Library Colonnade

University of Missouri

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years.  To read is to voyage though time”

-Carl Sagan

The books on display, from the Special Collections Department of Ellis Library, all carry traces of their former owners. Some contain notes in the margins; others hold mementos between their pages. In either case, these traces tell stories not only about the books’ reception but about the lives of those who read them.