Booked for the Evening | Newberry

Booked for the Evening

A fundraiser to benefit the Newberry's collection
Thursday, September 28, 2017

6 - 8 pm

Ruggles Hall

Open to the Public

We hope you will join us for Booked for the Evening, an exciting new fundraising event at the Newberry!

Booked for the Evening will give you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with our librarians and curators, learn about the often unseen work they do, and raise important funds to support the growth, processing, and preservation of the Newberry’s world-class collection.

The Newberry’s curators and librarians have carefully selected a wide array of materials to be presented at Booked for the Evening, representing many areas of the collection. Guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, view and learn about the rare materials on display, and bid to “adopt” the items, enabling their acquisition, processing, or preservation.

A full list of Booked for the Evening items is available here.

We hope you will support our efforts to build and care for our collection.

For more information, contact Jo Anne Moore at (312) 255-3556 or

Cost and Registration Information 

Tickets for Booked for the Evening are $100, with a special $50 ticket price for guests under 40.  To purchase tickets to the event, please click here