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In the presence of far-away things: Charlotte Brontë’s Bicentennial

In the presence of far-away things: Charlotte Brontë’s Bicentennial

Many thanks to guest blogger Paige Hohmann, a graduate student at UBC’s School School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, for contributing the below post! “Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams This week marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë on April 21, 1816, and as writer […]

Tell us what you think about “Harry Potter and the Rain City”

Did you see UBC Library’s Harry Potter and the Rain City exhibition last fall? Did you attend the Harry Potter, Brands of Magic colloquium or the Hallowe’en at Hogwarts West party? If so, we’d love to know what you thought! Please complete our survey at the below link: https://survey.ubc.ca/s/harrypotter/ Tell us what you liked, tell […]

What’s Old Is New Again!

What’s Old Is New Again!

Rare Books and Special Collections is delighted to present What’s Old Is New Again: An Exhibition of RBSC Acquisition Highlights for 2015. 2015 was an exciting year for Rare Books and Special Collections. In UBC Library’s Centennial year, RBSC worked diligently to enhance its collections to meet the present needs of UBC faculty and students, […]

The letter and the photo

A “Book of Homage to Shakespeare” (with a Vancouver connection)

Many thanks to guest blogger Matt Warner, a graduate student in the Department of English at UBC, for contributing the below post! The Book of Homage to Shakespeare is a strange book. The product of a very distinct moment of British imperial history, it paints a picture of its subject that is at once generously expansive […]

Get to Know RBSC!

Have you ever been curious about what we do or what we have at RBSC? Join our weekly tour of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of British Columbia Library for an introduction to our space and our unique materials and collections. Tours are free and open to the general public, as well […]

Get to Know RBSC!

Join our weekly drop-in tour, every Wednesday at 11 a.m.