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    Big and Small, Books for All

    Free Library of Philadelphia

    1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Monday October 23rd 2017 to Saturday March 24th 2018

    • Mondays

      9:00am to 5:00pm

    • Tuesdays

      9:00am to 5:00pm

    • Wednesdays

      9:00am to 5:00pm

    • Thursdays

      9:00am to 5:00pm

    • Fridays

      9:00am to 5:00pm

    • Saturdays

      9:00am to 5:00pm

    This family-oriented exhibition features extraordinary books selected for their extreme sizes and unusual shapes. Visitors of all ages can interact with special artifacts and explore ideas of the form, function, and meaning of the book as a physical object. Hundreds of items will be on display, including a 4,000-year-old Sumerian tablet that is smaller than a bar of soap, a handwritten medieval music book taller than a toddler, an Armenian prayer scroll longer than an alligator, and tiny books barely the size of a pencil eraser.

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