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Happy Harry-ween!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out for UBC Library’s Harry Potter-themed Halloween Party! The party kicked off with sweet and salty snacks, hot drinks, and a get-to-know-your-classmates scavenger hunt game. Prizes, including an Alivan’s wand and a gift certificate donated by Just Imagine Fun Clothing, Costumes, and Dance Gear, were awarded for […]

Harry Potter LibGuide

In honour of UBC Library’s Harry Potter related exhibition and events this fall, Irena Trebic, Reference Librarian David Lam Management Research Library, has created a wonderful LibGuide for the Harry Potter series. The guide explores the connections between themes in the books and the collection at the David Lam Library (books, articles, and theses). The guide […]

New exhibition: The Illustrated Alice

The Illustrated Alice: Celebrating 150 Years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland October 6 through October 31, 2015 “And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice “without pictures or conversation?” ~ Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Join us for a sesquicentennial celebration of one of the most beloved books ever written. This year […]

New exhibition: Harry Potter and the Rain City

We are delighted to announce a new exhibition curated by Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library, Harry Potter and the Rain City! Vancouver enjoys a number of profound and surprising connections to the beloved Harry Potter book series. Kidsbooks in Vancouver was the first Canadian bookstore to carry Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s […]

Book Blogs: Flatland

A multifaceted, multidimensional, multimedia book blog for you today. This is the ninth in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s “The History of the Book” course during the spring 2015 term. For this assignment, students in the class were asked to choose an item […]

Book Blogs: Lady Mary’s Turkish Embassy Letters

We have a real book blog treat for you this Monday morning. A well-researched, stylish blog about the incomparable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (also know as “Lady President”) and her Turkish Embassy Letters. This is the eight in a series of blog posts that celebrate the “Book Blogs” created by students in Professor Siân Echard’s […]

RBSC has what?!

When I introduce folks to our collections here at RBSC, I love to pull out some materials that might be considered more obscure or outside of our usual collecting area, just to hear people say, “I can’t believe we have that right here at UBC!” Possibly the objects that get the biggest reaction are our […]

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Snow Day Closure

The RBSC reading room is closed Wednesday, January 15, due to inclement weather.