In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Ernest Hilbert

Date / Time

  • October 5, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

About the Speaker

Ernest Hilbert is a rare book dealer, an award-winning poet and author of the essay “Austen’s Ring and Shelley’s Heart: Our Fascination with Literary Relics.” He will talk about rare book collectors and their attraction to objects once owned by their favorite authors, including Jane Austen’s ring, Virginia Woolf’s desk, Tolkien’s academic gown, Hemingway’s moccasins, Jack Kerouac’s typewriter, and J.K. Rowling’s chair.

Join the Conversation

A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, In Conversation with the Rosenbach delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.

Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended.