June 22 through September 23, 2023
The Book Beautiful: Selections from the Private Press Movement
Opening reception Thursday, June 22, 2023, 6:00-8:00 p.m; gallery tour led by Special Collections Librarian Cecily Dyer at 6:30 p.m.
The Private Press Movement was an offshoot of the Arts and Crafts Movement and flourished around the turn of the 19th century. Led by William Morris, its adherents rejected modern, mechanized book production in favor of exquisitely crafted texts and bindings produced using traditional techniques. The Book Beautiful: Selections from the Private Press Movement explores this rich period in book design, highlighting fine examples from Pequot Library’s Special Collections.