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Columbus, Ohio


Joy Kiser will be discussing Genevieve Jones' book, The Nests and Eggs of the Birds of Ohio,
on Thursday, April 10.

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The Aldus Society is an organization for individuals who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally the book, past, present and future. Aldus provides a wide variety of programs and activities for its membership, be it book collecting, the history of printing and publishing and book selling, book illustration, book design, book bindings, paper making, typography, calligraphy, or libraries.


Since its founding in 2000, the Aldus Society has sponsored eight lectures a year on the book and graphic arts. In the fall of 2001 the Aldus Society launched the History of Text and Image series, which covers the history of text and image from the period of stone through the computer age. Anyone who has the opportunity to attend most programs will, in essence, have a course in the history of text as the Aldus Society tries to fulfill its mission of being a university without walls. The Aldus Society also prepares workshops on paper making, book repair, book collecting and book valuing. Field trips to distinguished collections at other locales are planned for the summer months and impromptu holiday gatherings and summer get-togethers are held to promote fellowship.

In addition to the enjoyment of participating in the group's activities, members receive both the quarterly newsletter of the Aldus Society and the twice yearly publication of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS).

"The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that  he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of men centuries dead."  
- Clarence Day


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Worthington, Ohio 43085-1150

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