Sunday, May 22, 2005

Ampersand Club 75th Anniversary Book

To mark their 75th anniversary, the Ampersand Club of Minneapolis and Saint Paul is publishing On Book Collecting by Arne Kjelsberg, "a home-bound collector and lover of books" [Kjelsberg is the pseudonym of Elmer Andersen, former Governor of Minnesota, book collector and benefactor of the University of Minnesota libraries]. The book was printed by Gaylord Schanilec and includes a bookplate he designed for Gov. Andersen that hadn't been printed until now. The special edition, quarter-leather binding w/ slipcase and an extra insert, is available for $295 pre-publication; the limited edition, full cloth binding, is priced at $150 pre-publication; there will also be a trade edition for $19.95.

For further information, the Ampersand Club can be reached at:

The Ampersand Club
212 Second Street North
Minneapolis, MN 55401