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Jerrold Mitchell, partner at the investment firm of Saltonstall & Co., emeritus trustee of the Boston Athenaeum, and a book collector for more than half a century, will explain how wine books have come to form a genre that almost defies cataloging. Ranging from the useful tasting notes of a professional and the biographical confessions of a winemaker to the claims of a physician that the beverage cures all known ills, Mitchell will describe how he came to collect wine books and will read from some of his favorite wine writers. In addition to the lecture, the Library Society will provide a selection of wines during a post-lecture reception.
This event will cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For tickets, please call 843-723-9912 or click here.