Upcoming ATBL Events

Please note: due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, many of our in-person events have strict group number caps for the safety of all. Event venues may also require attendees to show both proof of complete vaccination and a valid photo ID.

All events are free with a suggested, voluntary donation, unless otherwise noted.

Contact events@atbl.us with any questions.

Virtual: The 4th Annual David N. Redden Conversation

Making it Personal: Archival Practice and Public Access for Sensitive Subjects”

Monday, December 5, 2022

5:30 – 6:45 PM EST

Free & online via Zoom

A virtual program in honor of former ATBL President and Chairman David Redden and the gift of his personal archive to the Getty Research Institute.

Featuring a dialogue between David S. Ferriero, Tenth Archivist of the United States, and Glenn Phillips, Senior Curator, Head of Exhibitions, and Head of Modern & Contemporary Collections at the Getty Research Institute.

In Person: A Celebration of Walt Whitman: A Fundraiser in Honor of Susan Tane’s Leaves of Grass Gift to the British Library

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

6:00 PM EST

The Grolier Club

47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

Join us for a “Show-and-Tell” and Reception at the Grolier Club in honor of ATBL Board Member and Walt Whitman collector Susan Tane and her gift of a rare first edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass to the British Library.

Say “farewell” to the rare Leaves of Grass edition, intended for UK distribution, before it joins the collections of the British Library, and have an opportunity to view more unique Walt Whitman items from Susan’s collection.

Featuring a guided tour of Walt Whitman items with Karen Karbiener, PhD, Clinical Professor of Liberal Studies at New York University and President of the Walt Whitman Initiative. Reception to Follow.



*Please note: if you would like to attend but have a financial need, please reach out to ATBL ED Elizabeth Berkowitz at elizabeth.berkowitz@atbl.us*

Song of Myself: $60

Current ATBL Supporter Ticket

Song of Occupations: $100

Non-ATBL Supporter Ticket

The Sleepers: $100

Sponsor a Student

Thinking of Time: $200

2 Tickets. Sponsorship also includes option to join ATBL as an Associate Level Supporter.

The Body Electric: $400

2 Tickets. Sponsorship also includes option to join ATBL as a Library Fellow Level Supporter.

Great Are the Myths: $1,000

4 Tickets. Sponsorship also includes option to join ATBL as a Benefactor Level Supporter.

In Person: A Private Tour of The Little Prince: Taking Flight exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum with Curator and Advisory Council Member Philip Palmer

Monday, December 12, 2022

5:30 PM EST

The Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The Morgan holds the original manuscript and art for one of the world’s most widely read and cherished books, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince (1943). Writing in exile during the second World War, Saint-Exupéry distilled his experience as a pilot into the unforgettable fictive landscape of The Little Prince—a world of wise creatures, headstrong plants, and lovely, lonesome deserts. The exhibition will tell this beloved story through Saint-Exupéry’s remarkable watercolors, drawings, and manuscript drafts, revealing the creative process that brought this work to readers the world over. 

*Current ATBL Supporters only: we will open this event up to the wider public pending space availability.*

Virtual: The Little Prince: A Conversation with Philip Palmer and Andrea Immel

Wednesday, January 11, 2023


Free & online via Zoom

Featuring Philip Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head, Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Curator of the Morgan’s recent The Little Prince: Taking Flight exhibition and Andrea Immel, Curator of the Cotsen Children’s Library, Princeton University.

Virtual: Grappling with a Monumental Map: Joan Blaeu’s Nova totius terrarum orbis tabula (1648)

Wednesday, March 8, 2023


Free & online via Zoom

Featuring Dr. Mary E. Cunningham-Kruppa, Associate Director for Preservation and Conservation, and Dr. Aaron Pratt, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin.

The Harry Ransom Center is home to one of only three intact copies of the first state of Joan Blaeu’s nearly 7′ x 10’ (2m x 3m) wall map of the world, a map that stands as one of early modern Europe’s greatest cartographic achievements. At its size and price, copies of Blaeu’s map would have been destined almost exclusively for the walls of the powerful and affluent, but we know almost nothing about the particular history of the Center’s copy before 1969, when it appeared in a catalog from the New York bookseller, H. P. Kraus. The map itself, however, does carry with it some clues about its past, ones that the Center’s conservation and exhibitions teams took pains to preserve as they painstakingly worked to stabilize and frame it for display in our galleries. This presentation will detail how the Center approached analyzing and treating the map as well as what they’ve learned about it—and one new mystery that has emerged.

In Person: The 12th Annual Bernard Breslauer Lecture

[Speaker to be Announced]

Thursday, March 30, 2023


The Grolier Club

47 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022

In Person: Book Week Drinks Meet Up following the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair

[Location to be Determined]

Thursday, April 27, 2023

5:30 PM EDT

In Person: New York Botanical Garden Rare Book and Herbarium Private Tour

Thursday, May 25, 2023


New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458-5126

Led by Stephen Sinon, William B. O’Connor Curator of Special Collections, Research and Archives

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