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Annual book exhibit features WSU authors

Exhibit features books published in 2023 from all WSU campuses
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MADDY RICE
Elleventh annual Crimson Reads exhibit features WSU authors’ work.

The 11th annual Crimson Reads exhibit began last week and features WSU authors who published work within the last calendar year. 

David Luftig, Science and Instruction Librarian, said a librarian came up with the idea for the exhibit just over a decade ago to celebrate and recognize authors; the exhibit is open to different genres of books, including fiction, academic and coloring books. 

“We have, every year, highlighted a few of these books,” Luftig said. “We have a live event, which we couldn’t do this year, but we got to have an exhibit in Holland Terrell with some of these books. It’s just a way to acknowledge all of the authors on campus who have written something.”

Undergraduate Services Librarian Pamela Martin said this year the exhibit highlights 28 authors who have published something in 2023.

Martin said this exhibit is open to WSU alumni, students and staff throughout all six campuses; an author this year even shipped the book to Pullman from Cheney. 

The exhibit includes the books, their covers and a QR code with more information, but because there are so many authors, they are all highlighted on the WSU Libraries Facebook page, she said. The highlights include graphics, information and quotes from the authors. 

“It really is supposed to be a celebration of scholarship on campus and it is quite impressive how many books people write and the amount of work books take,” she said. “It is nice to do a small thing and, whether it’s a student or professor who’s been here for 20 years, to acknowledge their hard work throughout the last year.”

Martin said if someone wants to submit work published in 2024 for next year’s exhibit, they can do it on the Crimson Reads website; her contact information is on the website as well for people who have questions. 

The exhibit can be found through April 1 in the Holland and Terrell library atrium. 

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