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Charmed by Books

illustrations from "it's a book," by lane smith (roaring brook press, 2010)

January 01, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

For me, the University of Iowa's Special Collections library is a treasure cave. The first cold day I visited, when I saw the plain, dark-leather cover of the 1633 edition of John Donne's Poems, something inside me melted. Since then, artists' books...

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