ONCE UPON A TOME: THE MISADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOKSELLER with Oliver Darkshire (Virtual)

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

12:00 PM U.S. Eastern Time

Program takes place in Zoom Webinar. Look for email confirmation for the link to finish your registration.
Considered a Literary Hub and BookPage Most Anticipated Book of 2023, ONCE UPON A TOME is the colorful story of life in one of the world’s oldest bookshops, Henry Sotheran Ltd (est. 1761).
In his new book Oliver Darkshire describes Sotheran’s brushes with history (Dickens, the Titanic), its joyous disorganization, and the unspoken rules of its gleefully old-fashioned staff, whose mere glance may cause the computer to burst into flames. Darkshire shares trivia about ancient editions and explores the strange space that books occupy in our lives—where old books often have strong sentimental value, but rarely a commercial one.
ONCE UPON A TOME is love letter to the benign, unruly world of antiquarian bookselling, where to be uncommon or strange is the best possible compliment.
Purchase Oliver's book here. Donate to support this and future programs here.
Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers.

Show Details

Dates: One Night Only: March 30, 2023
Location: The Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford

Parking: 385 Farmington Avenue,

Hartford,

06105

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