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Center for the Book holds Sixth Annual Brownell Lecture on History of the Book

IOWA CITY, Iowa ­ The Center for the Book, a University of Iowa interdisciplinary program that offers courses in the history, culture and art of the book, will hold its Sixth Annual Brownell Lecture on the History of the Book at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at Tippie Auditorium (Room W151) in the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

The keynote lecture, "Poachers, Gleaners, and a Cow Called Books: Scrapbooks and Nineteenth Century Reading," will be presented by Ellen Gruber Garvey, a professor of English and Women's Studies at New Jersey City University.

Garvey is author of "The Adman in the Parlor: Magazines and the Gendering of Consumer Culture, 1890s-1910," which received The Best Book of 1996 on the History of Publishing award by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing.

The lecture and following reception is free and is open to the public.