The Book Conference serves as a forum for examining the past, current and future role of the book. It proceeds from recognition that although the book is an old medium of expression, it embodies half a millennium’s experience of recording knowledge. Its pervasive influence continues to shape newer forms of information technology, while at the same time providing a reference point for innovation.
The 2011 Book Conference will take place at the University of St. Michael’s in the University of Toronto October 14-16 2011. The University of St. Michael’s is home to the John M. Kelly Library, one of 40 within the University of Toronto and is known for its innovative services to students and faculty. The collection dates back to the founding of the University and is particularly strong in the humanities and social science, with book history, languages and English literature well represented.