The Library is organizing a special Homecoming event to be held at the Loyola Chapel (7141 Sherbrooke St. West, on the Loyola Campus) on Monday, September 19th and are seeking students from Fine Arts to participate.

The Libraries have received a donation of 16 beautiful livres d’artistes that were produced in Montreal from the 1960s to the 1980s. They hope to celebrate this special donation by allowing people to come and see the books in the Loyola Chapel, but instead of putting them in glass cases, they would like to have 6-8 Concordia Fine Arts students each choose one book that appeals to them, and be that book’s guardian for the evening of September 19th, and enter into conversation with guests who come to see the books. No formal presentation needed: simply be there to talk to interested visitors about the book.

The time commitment would be as follows. You would need to come visit the Vanier Library sometime before September to choose “your book”. Then, you would need to save September 19th from around 4-8 pm in your calendar so you could come to the Loyola Chapel, stand or sit with the book, and discuss it with Homecoming guests, other students, and people from the community. The event won’t be 4 hours long, but you would want to come a bit early for setup. Refreshments will be served at the event. It will be a 5 à 7 style event.

Since this is a Homecoming event, it will be promoted and many people will be invited. It will be a great opportunity for the community to simultaneously learn more about the kinds of artwork and studies that Concordia students are involved in.

Just to pique your curiosity, here are the books in the collection. They are all very fine editions with unique bindings and artwork. They were printed in small numbers and sold to art and book collectors.

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