In 1996, the John Carter Brown Library published a book entitled, I Found It at the JCB, to celebrate the Library's sesquicentennial. Designed to emphasize the impact that individual books had on scholars, it also celebrated a Fellowship program that had by then fully matured. That publication included 60 essays by 60 fellows who chose a single imprint—well-known or obscure—that had made a profound impression on them while they were in residence at the Library.

In 2008, the JCB renovated this tradition by initiating an online version of I Found It at the JCB. We are now asking new Fellows to write about a particularly memorable reading experience during their stay here.  Periodically we will offer new commentaries to allow our virtual community to experience the discovery as the Fellows do.  We hope you enjoy these moments of encounter.