John Unsworth Speaks on 20th Century Bestsellers at the Virginia Festival of the Book

The UVA Dean of Libraries John Unsworth will appear today, March 22, at noon in the James Madison Regional Library on East Market Street to help kick off the 23rd annual Virginia Festival of the Book (March 22–26). His talk will cover his interest in 20th American Bestsellers and the courses he has taught on the subject.

Unsworth has helped compile a database of bestselling titles from 1900–1999, the result of work “done by undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Virginia, the University of Illinois, Catholic University, and Brandeis University, from 1998 to the present.” Unsworth has also created a digital exhibition featuring the Library’s Taylor Collection of historical bestsellers.

Come to the Jefferson Madison Regional Library and find out more!

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