We’re at the Conference “Books for Children: Transnational Encounters 1750-1850”

This week the Cotsen curatorial blog is taking a professional day off, as all hands will be on deck during the 2019 international conference exploring how and why children’s books to cross borders. The subjects will include the analysis of publishers’ business models, the circulation of illustrations, genres that are taken from one culture to another and adapted, the books teachers use with students being educated far from home, Jewish children’s books, and much more.  Our speakers are as international as their topics; they hail from Denmark, Norway, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, and New Zealand.

Friday’s program will be live streamed for those of you who would like to drop in.  The full schedule, location, and information for streaming is available on the conference website.

All panel sessions will be held in the Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room A71.

You may also watch Friday’s paper presentations via livestreaming, which starts at 9:00AM and ends at 5:00PM (Eastern Time), November 1.
URL: https://mediacentrallive.princeton.edu/ (Password: Cotsen111)

Welcome back to Bookscape, Tigers!

The tigers in the Cotsen stacks welcome all alumni, alumnas, and their little ones to take a break in the Bookscape gallery during Reunions this weekend.

There are lots of books–board books, picture books, and chapter books galore to read in the comfy chairs or the giant bonsai tree while you’re there.  Just remember they stay in the gallery so other people can enjoy them during their visit.

Check out the Sendak clock in its amazing case in the entryway before taking a look at our current exhibition “Steadfast Toy Soldiers.”  Find the Kite Wall and see which high flyer is your favorite–Hedwig, the tiger-angel fish, the dragon…  And if your dad or mom lifts you up, you can pet Shere Khan on the top of the Wall of Books.

And please help yourself to one of our gallery publications, which are drawn on the amazing resources of the research collection.  There’s  More Tigers, a great selection of Princeton’s favorite great cat, On the Road, a tribute to the automobile,  Puss in Boots, which has the fairy tale and pictures of its amazing  hero, and Party Animals, to get you in the spirit.