Kiplinger Library Reopens: The Washington D.C. Historical Society’s Research Collection is Back
From The Washington Post:
Lovers of local history will be delighted to hear that everything old is new again at the Historical Society of Washington. After a peripatetic few years, the society’s Kiplinger Research Library is reopening Tuesday in its old home: the Carnegie Library building at Mount Vernon Square.
The Apple store is downstairs from the Kiplinger Library, but nice thick doors keep the sounds of retail hubbub at bay.
One of the benefits of moving is being forced take stock. In the library’s case, that meant touching every single book for the first time in 15 years, when the society moved from its previous home in the Heurich mansion. That gave the society’s staff and volunteers an opportunity to check each book’s vital signs. Was it falling apart and in need of rebinding? And what size was it, anyway?
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