The Newberry

Aug 21

Our Conservation Dept. hard at work on materials for the upcoming WWI exhibition, opening 9/17. #wwi #newberrylibrary #conservation #bookishsailors

Our Conservation Dept. hard at work on materials for the upcoming WWI exhibition, opening 9/17. #wwi #newberrylibrary #conservation #bookishsailors

Aug 07

Nearly all our collection items qualify for #tbt, but this one seems especially charged with meaning right now. This map comes from an 1828 atlas that shows the expansion of the “known world” (as if emerging from the clouds) according to the progression of biblical narrative. #newberrylibrary #atlas

Nearly all our collection items qualify for #tbt, but this one seems especially charged with meaning right now. This map comes from an 1828 atlas that shows the expansion of the “known world” (as if emerging from the clouds) according to the progression of biblical narrative. #newberrylibrary #atlas

Aug 06

The People’s Atlas (1885) innocently declared, in its preface, that “the simple purpose of this work is to present the greatest number of facts and the largest amount of practical information ever given in any atlas.” Nothing like a few geometric shapes and solid colors to convey the impression of a guileless totality. #newberrylibrary #maps #atlas

The People’s Atlas (1885) innocently declared, in its preface, that “the simple purpose of this work is to present the greatest number of facts and the largest amount of practical information ever given in any atlas.” Nothing like a few geometric shapes and solid colors to convey the impression of a guileless totality. #newberrylibrary #maps #atlas

Jul 26

Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader accepting the Altgeld Award, for their work uncovering corruption in Illinois (of which there is much to uncover) and generally fighting the power. #bughousesquare

Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader accepting the Altgeld Award, for their work uncovering corruption in Illinois (of which there is much to uncover) and generally fighting the power. #bughousesquare

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Jul 25

Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

Vince Firpo demonstrates how to use the Button-o-Matic Stellar Newberry Button Dispenser in our bookstore. Vince is one button closer to collecting all twenty! @busybeaverbuttonco

Jul 24

Misprint in today’s @redeyechicago but the spirit of the copy still applies: we pass no judgment on how the books you buy at Book Fair spark your kinky imagination. #NLbookfair #getkinkygetbooks

Misprint in today’s @redeyechicago but the spirit of the copy still applies: we pass no judgment on how the books you buy at Book Fair spark your kinky imagination. #NLbookfair #getkinkygetbooks

Jul 22

@darlenehfox32 and the fine folks at Good Day Chicago fancied the Julia Child cookbook and Innocent by Scott Turow. Determine your own destiny at Book Fair, starting this Thursday at noon and running through Sunday. #NLbookfair

@darlenehfox32 and the fine folks at Good Day Chicago fancied the Julia Child cookbook and Innocent by Scott Turow. Determine your own destiny at Book Fair, starting this Thursday at noon and running through Sunday. #NLbookfair

Jul 21

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Our reading rooms are closed Mondays, but there’s a special exception this week for our pickle readers. Come see the Dill Pickle Award presented to the champion soapbox speaker, at our Bughouse Square Debates. This Saturday at noon, directly across from the Newberry. #dillpickleonthemove

Our reading rooms are closed Mondays, but there’s a special exception this week for our pickle readers. Come see the Dill Pickle Award presented to the champion soapbox speaker, at our Bughouse Square Debates. This Saturday at noon, directly across from the Newberry. #dillpickleonthemove