Graphic novelist Stephan Pastis, author of the “Timmy Failure” series, presents a program in the Center for the Book’s Young Readers Center

Center for the Book Publications List

The Center for the Book—History

30th Anniversary Brings Fresh Look at Future (October 2007)
Author:
LCIB staff
Description: Article from LCIB issue 66.10 (p. 215) describing a study that will provide recommendations regarding the future organization, role, and activities of the Center for the Book.
Links: Full article

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (1979)
Author:
John Y. Cole
Description:
20 p. Reprinted from the Spring 1979 issue of the “Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.” Description of the Center for the Book’s origins, acknowledgement of its founding donors, and a summary of its first programs and projects.
Links:
LC catalog entry | Full text through HathiTrust

The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress: The Planning Year (1978)
Author:
John Y. Cole
Description: 34 p. A summary of the planning meetings in 1977 and 1978 that established the Center for the Book’s initial goals and direction.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through LC website | Full text through HathiTrust

The Center for the Book’s 25th Birthday: Dr. Boorstin and 50 State Affiliates Honored (January 2003)
Author:
Helen Dalrymple
Description: Article from LCIB issue 62.1 (p. 3-5) describing the program of the official occasion marking the Center’s 25th anniversary.
Links: Full article

A Nation of Readers: The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (1984)
Author:
The Center for the Book
Description: 24 p. A descriptive brochure that includes current projects, publications, members of the National Advisory Board, and financial contributors.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through LC website (text only) | Full text through HathiTrust (includes photographs)

Promoting Books and Reading: Nationally, Internationally, and in the States (January 2003)
Author:
John Y. Cole
Description:
Article from LCIB issue 62.1 (p. 9-13) summarizing the Center for the Book’s activities on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
Links: Full article

The Republic of Letters: Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin on Books, Reading, and Libraries, 1975-1987 (1989)
Author:
Daniel J. Boorstin; edited by John Y. Cole
Description:
128 p. Seventeen speeches and statements by Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin about the importance to society of books, reading, and libraries. Includes his Oct. 20, 1977 statement about why he created the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Links: LC catalog entry | Full text through LC website | Full text through HathiTrust | LCIB coverage (issue 48.15)