The Library staff and students of Flagler College love beautiful books! Now, we want to share some of our beautiful books with you, so welcome to over 100 beautiful books housed in Flagler College's Special Collections.

We have five collections, one for each iteration of the beautiful books theme, and then collections for associated materials, including a collection of the five professional or student curators talking about their favorite book. To hear us talk, go to "Beautiful Books Highlights Collection."

Our first exhibit was in the Spring 2018 semester when eight display cases in the Library were filled with beautiful books from around the world. To see these books, go to "Beautiful Books Lobby Display Collection."

Our second exhibit was on Thursday, November 15, 2018 when Special Collections held an event entitled "Beautiful Books" as part of the Archives' and Special Collections' series, Meet the Collections and Curators. The book descriptions were written by Special Collections Fall 2018 Intern, Miss Madison Theodore, and Special Collections Work-Study Student, Miss Megan Lepak, under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian, Miss Katherine Owens. To see these books, go to "Beautiful Books Exhibit Collection."

Thirty-seven were shown on both occasions and these books have two records with slightly different information. The records in the "Beautiful Books Exhibit Collection" reflect the labels from the event, not the book. To help differentiate between books in the collections, the first picture you will see for Exhibit books are the covers, while the first picture you will see for the Lobby Display books are the title pages.

We also have two digital puzzles we'd like to invite you to complete of some of the books in this collection: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=1a724d435b87 and https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=2c3da3002fbf

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This digital exhibit was created in the Spring semester 2020 by Special Collections Spring Intern, Miss Caroline Martin, Special Collections Work-Study Student, Miss Megan Lepak, under the supervision of the Special Collections Librarian, Miss Owens. Additional assistance came from Miss Theodore; our Access Services Librarian, Mrs. Caitlin Trachim; our Web Services Librarian, Mr. Blake Pridgen; and our Archives Specialist, Ms Jolene DuBray.

Any and all questions about this site, contents, or the books should be directed to Miss Owens. Her email address and phone number are located in the footer of each page of this site. Thank you!