Slow Reading Challenge

The John Carter Brown Library Slow Reading Challenge!

Have you ever wanted to read a book about the medicinal qualities of plants from New Spain, published in Seville in 1565? Maybe an account of traveling through the southernmost original thirteen colonies between the years 1773 and 1776? Or perhaps a narrative describing fraud at a merchant house in Barbados in 1788?  If so, come take the John Carter Brown Library's Slow Reading Challenge. Five undergraduates are invited to meet with a curator and read one of the more than 50,000 rare books in the JCB’s world-renowned collection. The only catch? You have to write at least 250 words about your experience, which will be published on the JCB blog (and you are welcome to include video or audio commentary as well). The reward? $250.

250 words, 250 dollars.

E-mail jcb-library@brown.edu for more information.