On September 10th at 5:30 p.m., the Lilly Library will host Chris Loker as she speaks about the landmark exhibition, "One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature," which she curated at the Grolier Club in New York City in late 2014. She will compliment her talk with numerous photographs of the "famous" children’s books in the exhibition. She will also discuss the preparation and production of the 300-page exhibition catalogue, currently nominated for four literary awards in the US and the UK and being reprinted in October in a trade edition.
Chris Loker is an author of children’s books and books about children’s literature. She is also a San Francisco bookseller specializing in antiquarian children’s books from 1750 to 1950, where her focus is on antique books with charm, character and color for young children and early adolescents. Chris is a member of the Grolier Club and the Book Club of California, and a trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Currently she is working on a book about 20th century picture books.