October 25, 2016, 4:30 pm at Beinecke Library
Adrian Van Sinderen Lecture. Open to the public.
The Other Hamilton: Sir William Hamilton and the Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Collecting by Michael F. Suarez, S.J.


April 20, 2016, 4:30 pm, Sterling Memorial Library lecture hall
Adrian Van Sinderen Lecture. Open to the public.
When Is a Book More Than a Book? by Glen S. Miranker, B.S. '75

Collecting books is a peculiar pastime. Why engage in such an abstruse and potentially costly activity when you can own reading copies at very modest expense? Pursuing and acquiring are only a part of bibliomania. Many books have a tale to tell beyond what’s printed between their covers. Tracking down the backstory for my books is another thrill of the chase...and a principal reason to be interested in books as artifacts. We will explore this idea through a number of examples, demonstrating that book collecting is more than "A Gentle Madness" —as Nicholas Basbanes so graphically describes it.

Glen Miranker graduated from Yale College in 1975 with a B.S. in computer science. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Miranker joined Next Computer in 1990 and Apple Computer in 1996. For most of his tenure at Apple, he ran hardware development and served as Apple’s Chief Technology Officer (Hardware), retiring in 2004. Long a bibliophile, Miranker now devotes himself to book collecting, lecturing, and assisting special collections departments and boards. He has been building his extraordinary collection of Sherlockiana since the late 1970s. He also collects and lectures on the history of cryptography and is a director of the National Cryptologic Foundation.


Friday, February 5, 2016
Deadline for submission of applications for the 2016 Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes. E-mail your application to rebecca.martz@yale.edu or drop it off by 5 pm at the Office of the University Printer, 2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 203.


Thursday, November 5, 2015
Deadline for submission of design proposals for the 2016 Van Sinderen poster competition. Drop off your entries by 5 pm at the Office of the University Printer, 2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 203.


April 23, 2015, 4 pm at Beinecke Library
Adrian Van Sinderen Lecture. Open to the public.
Practical Advice for Building a Collection by map collector Arthur Kelly. Details here


Friday, January 23, 2015
Deadline for submission of applications for the 2015 Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes. E-mail your application to rebecca.martz@yale.edu or drop it off by 5 pm at the Office of the University Printer, 2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 203.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Deadline for submission of design proposals for the 2015 Van Sinderen poster competition. Drop off your entries by 5 pm at the Office of the University Printer, 2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 203.


October 8, 2014, 4:30 pm at Beinecke Library
Adrian Van Sinderen Lecture. Open to the public.
Michael Blanding, author of The Map Thief. Details here


October 2, 2014, 3:30 pm at Beinecke Library
Conversation with noted book collector, Toshiyuki Takamiya. Details here


May 5, 2014
Read about our 2014 winners in this Yale News article


Friday, January 25, 2013
Deadline for submission of applications for the 2013 Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes. Drop off your application by 5 pm at the Office of the University Printer, 2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 203.


Thursday, October 18, 2012
Deadline for submission of design proposals for the 2013 Van Sinderen poster competition. Drop off your entries by 5 pm at the Office of the University Printer, 2 Whitney Avenue, Suite 203.


Monday, October 11, 2004
The official launch of the Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes Web site.