PUL announces 2018 Adler Book Collecting Prize winners

Elmer Adler Prize winners

From left to right: Grace Masback '21, Annabel Barry '19, Alexander Gottdiener '19, Rasheeda A. Saka '20, and Kiara Gilbert '21. Not pictured: Lavinia Liang '18.


Congratulations to Annabel Barry, Class of 2019; Grace Masback, Class of 2021; Alexander Gottdiener, Class of 2019; Kiara Gilbert, Class of 2021; Lavinia Liang, Class of 2018; and Rasheeda A. Saka, Class of 2020!


Written by Julie Mellby, Graphic Arts Librarian

Princeton University Library and the Friends of the PUL announced the winners of the 93rd annual Elmer Adler Undergraduate Book Collecting Prize on Sunday, April 22 at the newly opened Lewis Arts complex.

Congratulations to our first prize winner: Annabel Barry, Class of 2019, for her essay, "The Emigrant's Dilemma: Collecting Books About Ireland," which unravels her act of collecting books about and from Ireland as an intimate journey of discovering selfhood, a journey that eventually brought her to Ireland, merging a literary island with its physical landscape. 

Annabel receives a check for $2,000, a certificate from the Dean, and a book donated by Princeton University Press to complement her collection, Ireland's Immortals by Mark Williams (2016). Annabel's essay has been submitted to the National Collegiate Book Collecting Competition, representing Princeton University. 

READ MORE on the Graphic Arts Collection blog about the second and third prize winners as well as honorable mentions.