Monday, February 23, 2009


This past week-end witnessed the first Book Show to be held at the Lake Odessa Museum Complex. Snowy and blowy conditions did not boost the attendance but a good number showed up despite the weather. Approximately 200 historic and unique books were on display with many from the community sharing their treasures. The response to this show was very positive and resulted in some new interest! Books were displayed in categories such as religious, children's and poetry. Shown above is a sampling of the children's books which covered many eras and topics. Some of the rare books included: an autographed copy of Poetry by Nixon Waterman, a first edition of Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hatches an Egg," and an excellent edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The oldest book displayed was a German New Testament printed in 1785. Thank you to everyone who participated in this venture! It is always refreshing to hear the many comments when new displays are shared.

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