Concierge Services

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Lectures, Workshops, and Roundtable Talks

Whitmore Rare Books specialists have been featured speakers at events hosted by a variety of organizations including the LA Country Club, the California International Antiquarian Book Fair, the American Culinary Museum, WriteGirl LA, and universities and libraries throughout the U.S.

Past topics have included:
- Rare book collecting, including identifying first editions, evaluating books, and identifying forgeries
- The rare book trade, including its collaborations with library special collections or as a career path
- Early methods of illustration in print
- Print and cultural history of books (typically a specific author, title, or period)
- The cultural significance of historical recipe books and manuscripts
- Locating women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ voices in rare books and manuscripts
- Women and women’s social movements in print history
- The ethical handling and description of cultural heritage material

We are open to invitations for joining conferences, workshops, and roundtable talks. Please reach out to us with details in order to discuss the specifics of our speakers’ fees and honoraria.

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