Leatherby Libraries
, in conjunction with the Zamorano Club and the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, presents a lecture by acclaimed writer Nicholas A. Basbanes, on 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives (Leatherby Libraries, fourth floor)


Photo by Michael Lionstar

Nicholas A. Basbanes is the author of nine works of cultural history, with a particular emphasis on various aspects of books, book history, and book culture. His most recent book is entitled
On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History.

On Paper 
was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowship in 2008, and was selected as one of three finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for 2014. In addition to his books, Basbanes has written for numerous newspapers, magazines, and journals, including
The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Humanities, Civilization,
New England Quarterly.

Basbanes’ talk at the Leatherby Libraries is entitled “Paper: A Defining Technology.” Books will be available for signing and purchase at the event. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Margaret Ellsworth at
or (714) 532-6027.

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