This exhibit celebrates books of unusual sizes and shapes as well as artist's books with unique bindings. Displayed in the exhibit are miniature books, a 2.5 ft. long antiphonary, round books, and unbound books.
This exhibit highlights the work of William Morris, founder of the Kelmscott Press, including his decorative designs for wallpaper, textiles, and books. It also delves into his socialist beliefs. Items on display include fabric and wallpaper samples as well as The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer; Monopoly, or How Labour is Robbed; Alfred Tennyson's Maud, A Monodrama; and a correspondence from A.M. Todd.
Many women throughout history, particularly during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries chose to remain anonymous in their work, or to write under a pen name that disguised their identity. Writing was not always seen as a suitable profession for a woman, and to ensure their work sold, women often chose masculine names, remained anonymous, or used only their initials. Rare books on display in the Anonymous was a Woman exhibit include works by Louisa May Alcott, Maya Angelou, Rita Dove, George Eliot, Toni Morrison, Christina Rossetti, Carmen Valle, and others.
An exhibit of travel literature encompassing travel and missionary memoirs as well as accounts of colonial exploration and exploitation. Rare books on display included works by Richard Evelyn Byrd, James Cook, David Livingstone, Marco Polo, Caroline Singer and others.