Texas Tech University

Book History Club

Any students interested in the history of books, book making, publishing, book selling, authorship, collecting, and reading are welcome to participate. We also welcome staff and faculty.

Please direct all queries to techbookhistory@gmail.com.

President: Joya Mannan
Vice President: Sarah Banschbach
Treasurer: Carly Barksdale
Communications Officer: Tori O'Hara
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Marta Kvande and Dr. Curtis Bauer

Fall 2014

September 18

What:Guest Speaker Kristin Mahoney on "Eric Gill and his Work"

September 25

What: Organizational Meeting

October 15

Whenand Where: 3-4 pm in Special Collections, TTU Library

What:Guided tour of the Vietnam Center and Archive

October 29

What: Book History Club Film Series

Film: Ninth Gate (2000)

When: English 106 at 6:30 pm

November 19

What: Book History Club Film Series

Film: Helvetica (2007)

When:English 106 at 6:30 pm


What:Letterpress Demonstration with Dr. Snead


What:Book Binding Workshop

Last Semester

  • September: Paper Marbling with Dr. Abigail Selzer-King
  • October: Book Collecting with Dr. Ann Hawkins; Film Technologies with Dr. Allison Whitney
  • November: Artist's Books with Rare Book Librarian Bruce Cammack & Preparing to Print in the Letterpress Lab
  • December: Christmas Cookie Party at Dr. Hawkins's house
  • January: Launch of the Inaugural Tech Book History Club Speaker Series.Medieval Manuscripts and Renaissance Books, with Dr. Janis Elliott
  • February: Letterpress Posters, with Dirk Fowler, award-winning artist
  • April: Historic Letterpress, with Distiguished Guest Speaker Steve Hubbard
  • April: Letterpress Printing Demonstration
  • April and May: Betterworldbooks Book Drive


Department of English