Welcome to The Aldus Society

The Aldus Society is an organization for people who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally the book, past, present and future.

Upcoming Events

Socializing begins at 7:00 pm and the program begins at 7:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

Parking is available behind the Thurber Center as well as in the State Auto lot off of N. 11th Street.

Thursday, May 2nd:

Hardboiled and
High Heeled:
The Woman Detective in
Popular Culture

Linda Mizejewski, Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Ohio State, will discuss her book Hardboiled and High Heeled: The Woman Detective in Popular Culture, which has been hailed by Yvonne Tasker as “exemplary feminist scholarship.”

At Ohio State, Linda has won the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and the Harlan Hatcher Distinguished Faculty Award.

This event is free and open to the public


Thursday, April 11:

Collecting Thurber

This year marks the 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth.  While Thurber is known worldwide for his Let me know if you need more.humor, his experiences growing up in Columbus provided a lasting foundation for his writing.

Jay Hoster is a longtime Thurber collector who is knowledgeable about Columbus history. Jay will show how local people and events did so much to shape Thurber—and how Thurber shaped our view of Columbus.

This event is free and open to the public

March 14:

Discovering an Architectural Biblio-treasure

Eric J. Johnson, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts at The Ohio State University Libraries will discuss the Herman J. Albrecht Library of Historical Architecture as the Aldus Society’s 2019 Ravneberg Lecture.

The Albrecht Library was founded in 2006 and comprises four centuries of rare architectural books. All styles of architecture are included, from the Renaissance to the modernist movement of the 20th Century. The Ravneberg Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Ron Ravneberg, a past president of the Aldus Society.

This event is free and open to the public

Thursday, March 14 // Thurber Center // 91 Jefferson Ave.


April 11:  Jay Hoster on “Collecting Thurber”

May 2:  local author and Aldus member Linda Mizejewski, shares her book, High Heeled: the Woman Detective in Popular Culture.

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