Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Time for the Cafe Christmas Card-
The Rare Book Cafe team are taking our annual Christmas/New Year's break!
After 47 shows (we lost one to technical problems, one to a hurricane, and one to Thanksgiving Dinner), we're counting our blessings and catching our breath for 2018 as the earth turns the winter solstice and the days grow longer again.
We finished the year on a high note: our December 16 visit with Sherif Afifi, head of rare books conservation in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, has reached over 2,000 people.
587 viewers have clicked the video 738 times, and seen 1259 minutes of the hour. It is our biggest show yet, and our first whose audience was over 50% overseas.
On December 23 and 30, we'll be offering programs from the archives. If you look at the "Videos" tab on the left side of the Rare Book Cafe Facebook page, you'll see the archive: is there a show you'd like to see again? Let us know!
We'll be back, live, on January 6, 2018, with the first of a new year's worth of fascinating guests and features. Over the next fortnight, though, BookWeek will continue to appear, live, at noon Thursdays, on its new Facebook page.
We thank you all for your support, your encouragement, your likes, and shares. See you in 2018!
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