IU Libraries' Lilly Library featured as travel destination on Smithsonian.com

June 23rd 2016


See the Gutenberg Bible, 32,000 3D Mechanical Puzzles and a Lock of Edgar Allen Poe’s Hair at This Rare Library  
Curiosity is a credential at Indiana University Library’s Lilly Library

Only 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible exist today, both in partial and full form. The book was the first major work produced on a printing press with movable type in 1455—and Indiana University’s Lilly Library in Bloomington, Indiana, has one of its own.

The library itself is hidden on the Indiana University campus, tucked between one of the college's theaters and an auditorium, about an hour south of Indianapolis in southern Indiana. Visitors to Bloomington typically go to see the city's stunning architecture—it's ranked 6th in the nation by the American Institute of Architects for architectural innovation and design—and the beautiful college that frequently ranks in the top 50 amazing campuses. But the Lilly Library is a hidden treasure, often elusive to visitors who have no idea of the wonders within.

>>  Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/indiana-university-lilly-library-collection-180959118/#otCLSyPPKzk8pbGM.99

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