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Friends of NIU Libraries to host Book Appraisal Fair

DeKALB – The Friends of NIU Libraries will sponsor its annual Book Appraisal Fair this month.

The event will run from 1:30 to 3 p.m. April 22 in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department, fourth floor, of Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library.

Appraisals will be provided by Thomas Joyce of Thomas J. Joyce and Co. and the Chicago Rare Book Center and by William Butts of Main Street Fine Books in Galena.

Joyce has appeared on HGTV’s “Appraisal Fair” program. Butts, who has extensive experience with appraising ephemera and autographs, has appeared on PBS’s “History Detectives.”

Individual appraisals cost $10 per title.

Members of Friends of NIU Libraries will receive their first three appraisals free and subsequent appraisals at the discounted rate of $5 each.

Visitors can sign up as new members that day to take advantage of the member rate for appraisals. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Friends of NIU Libraries.

Free parking is available at NIU on weekends in most campus parking areas. A campus map is available online.

For information on the Book Appraisal Fair, call 815-753-9838.

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