About this Event
Join us for the Friends of the University of Delaware Library Annual Dinner with a keynote by Rebecca Romney, rare book specialist, bookseller and TV personality from the History Channel’s Pawn Stars.
Throughout the evening, Romney will discuss how she has engaged a wide popular audience with the basics of book collecting and the rare book trade.
From starring on television to posting on social media, from co-founding a book-collecting prize to writing a book on books, her outreach attempts have been varied and experimental.
During the event, Romney will explore the ethical implications of these experiences, and provide a candid account of the success and failures of these experiments.
Rebecca Romney has built a career on building bridges between the small world of rare books and the larger cultural universe. Since 2011, she has appeared on the History Channel’s TV series Pawn Stars as a rare book specialist and a fan-favorite expert. Romney first managed a rare book gallery in Las Vegas before relocating to the east coast. She is co-founder of the rare book company Type Punch Matrix, and co-author of Printer’s Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History.
$50 for the first 40 UD students to register.
Please consider serving as a sponsor for this event to assist in offsetting event expenses, and to provide an opportunity for interested UD Library, Museums and Press staff to attend the event.
$250 - Individual Sponsor (includes 1 ticket + $125 sponsorship)
$850 - Table Sponsor (includes 8 tickets)
$1,500 -Event Sponsor (includes 8 tickets + acknowledgement at event)