-SOLD OUT- "Bound to End Badly" at the Boston Athenaeum

Alchemy,rare texts and books bound in human skin - a picturesque visit to the Boston Athenaeum

Boston, Massachusetts

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The Boston Athenaeum is a membership library founded in 1807. This event will feature a tour of the Athenaeum’s landmark building at 10 ½ Becaon Street, including the conservation laboratory, where rare books, maps and manuscripts are preserved. After a demonstration of the art of bookbinding, there will be a display of rarities including alchemical volumes; texts by Athanasius Kircher; and the memoirs of a 19th century highwayman, bound in his own skin.


10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Attendance limit


Boston Athenaeum
10 1/2 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02108, USA

Special instructions

2 tours: 10AM-12PM & 1PM-3PM, 15 people each