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Octavofest: Scholars and Socialists: Four Centuries of Collecting for Museum Meermanno

October 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


With funding support by Ohio Humanities, the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County is hosting the 8th annual Octavofest, a celebration of the craftsmanship of bookmaking and the paper arts. The celebration also includes highlighting the region’s own library and museum collections of fine and rare books.

Thur. Oct. 22, from 1-3 p.m. keynote speaker Rickey Tax will discuss worldwide issues impacting libraries and museums, especially their future in a world of digital media. A reception will follow the presentation. The doors will open at 1 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 2 p.m. The event is free, however pre-registration is encouraged by calling 216-526-2240 or sending an email to, carter_edman@yahoo.com.  Tax is an international expert on the history of books and currently serves as the acting director of the Museum Meermano in The Hague, Netherlands.  >>> For more information, Click Here

An Additional Free Octavofest Event Sponsored by Ohio Humanities

■  Tue. Oct. 25, from 12:10-1:30 p.m. | The Bookworm, the Eaglestone and the Esquire, How an Eccentric Collector’s House Grew into a National Book Museum

Octavofest 2016 has additional events; however, they may require an admission fee. Click Here for an Octavofest tri-fold brochure.

This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of  Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.



October 22, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County


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