True Lit: Rare Books from Crystal Bridges at Fayetteville Festival 2016

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During True Lit Literary Festival October 25 at 6:00pm, in partnership with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Library, a selection of rare books, will be on display at the Fayetteville Public Library, Walker Room. Following a presentation by Valerie Sallis, Interim Library Director, patrons will see some classics that have endured to be reinterpreted through the generations—like Herman Melville’s Moby Dick in its 1930 deluxe edition illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Other rare books are more obscure relics of now forgotten authors who were popular in their time, but all are unique volumes with an interesting tale to tell.

The Library at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art supports the research and interest needs of scholars, students, educators, museum visitors, and community members who wish to know more about American art and culture. The browsing collection includes art reference books, artist monographs, exhibition and auction catalogs, and current periodicals. The Library also holds special collection materials—including rare books and archives—that are available for research by appointment. The Library is located on the Museum’s third floor and is accessible to guests during the Museum’s public hours.

The True Lit Festival is free and open to the public the week of October 18- October 27. See for detailed information and schedule.

Nancy Hartney writes fiction, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction articles. Her full bio can be found at

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