A Down-Home Way to Celebrate Books


Earlier this month, I was visiting Rhode Island School of Design for what I’d call “admitted parents day.” The campus tour walked through the school’s library, where they were setting up an exhibit called “Bibliophilia – Books We Love and Why”.

The library had been collecting cards from students, faculty and staff as part of a celebration of National Library Week (I know; I missed it!). While we were there, a wide range of books was being put on display. Each book was accompanied by the card that a book lover had completed to explain why the particular title mattered.

There were serious cards, whimsical ones, a few cryptic contributions and a set of responses that were college-student strange. But .. they were all about books. May that tradition continue.

About Brian O'Leary

Founder and principal of Magellan Media Consulting, Brian O’Leary helps enterprises with media and publishing components capitalize on the power of content. A veteran of more than 30 years in the publishing industry and a prolific content producer himself, Brian leverages the breadth and depth of his experience to deliver innovative content solutions.