Rare Book Displays and Events

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There are so many things to see and do in the Allison Library, especially in regards to our rare book collections.Rare Book Display

Rare Book Displays

Every few months we feature a new Rare Book Display in the library foyer, curated by our Puritan Project Assistant, Dr. Adrea Johnson, featuring a handful of our finest rare books. Follow our rare book instagram account to see photos of our latest displays.

Currently there are two displays featuring poetry and theology of the 17th and 18th-centuries, including our 1777 edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost and a selection of texts by women poets, such as Lucy Hutchinson's Memoirs; click here to see a digitized version of this rare text.

Seminars and Conferences

The Library also hosts hour-long Rare Book Talks with Regent College Professors on one of our featured books with a chance to view the text up close and ask questions. Stay tuned for details about upcoming Rare Book Talks this fall.

In 2018, the Library welcomed scholars, students, pastors, and community members to a Conference on the Puritans called, "Uncommon Devotion: Reflections on Puritan Texts." Click here to see a photo album of highlights. 

You can also see and read about some of Dr. J. I. Packer's rare books in our first online exhibition