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2019 Book Collecting Contest

February 6, 2019–March 28, 2019

The Greenfield Library supports the love of books and the pleasure found in building focused book collections. Each year the Library holds an annual Book Collecting Contest, which gives the SJC community the opportunity to showcase their personal collections. Contest submissions include an essay and an annotated bibliography and are judged by a committee on the creativity and thoughtfulness in developing the collection, the cohesion of the collection, and the significance of the collection to the owner. Below are the 2019 Book Collecting contest winners.

First Prize

Jacob Burger Book Collection Contest 2019 St Johns College
Jacob Burger (A19)

Jacob Burger (A19)
Tolkein About my Regeneration:
SF/F-andoms of the 20th Century in the Modern Day

Read Jacob’s Essay


Second Prize

James Siranovich Book Collection Contest 2019 St Johns College
James Siranovich (A22)

James Siranovich (A22)
Monsieur Proust: Where Did the Time Go?

Read James’s Essay


Honorable Mention

Liam Dempsey Book Collection Contest 2019 St Johns College
Liam Dempsey (AGI20)

Liam Dempsey (AGI20)
Tidewater Tales: Books from Both Sides of the Ditch

Read Liam’s Essay