Pickwick Monthly (online)

Date / Time

  • July 20, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 17, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • September 21, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • October 19, 2024
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a monthly journey through Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club was the first serialized novel written by  Dickens and was published in 20 monthly parts (2-3 chapters per month) from March 1836-October 1837. Edward G. Pettit and a rotating set of Dickensian cohosts will talk about (more…)

Sherlock Mondays

Date / Time

  • July 29, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • August 26, 2024
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Rosenbach’s new Biblioventure series will focus on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. We’re taking a deep-dive into the adventures of the world’s first consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his assistant, Dr. John Watson, as they battle the criminal forces of London.

[SOLD OUT] Southern Gothic | Behind the Bookcase

Date / Time

  • August 15, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Southern Gothic is a uniquely American genre, with its portrayal of flawed and grotesque characters set in the American South. Modern authors like Flannery O’Connor and Cormac McCarthy have perfected the sinister, unsettling, and even violent stories that deal with subjects like race, class, and isolation in the United States, but who influenced these quintessential authors?

“Written in My Heart”: James Joyce and Irish Authors | Behind the Bookcase

Date / Time

  • August 29, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this program we’ll explore a wide array of holdings, including Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes for his gothic classic Dracula, correspondence from the iconic and incomparable Oscar Wilde, and, of course, one of our most famous holdings, Joyce’s manuscript of his Modernist masterpiece Ulysses.

Fakes and Forgeries | Behind the Bookcase

Date / Time

  • September 5, 2024
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In the world of antiquity and collecting, how do experts identify the subtle (or glaring!) difference between authenticity and forgery? In this tour, we’ll explore this question with a wide range of objects in the Rosenbach’s collection.