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    Martin Antonetti is the curator of rare books in the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College, where he also directs the new Book Studies Concentration, teaches courses in the history of the book and in contemporary artist’s books for the Department of Art, and oversees the marketing and outreach program for the Libraries. Before coming to Smith College he was librarian and director of the Grolier Club in New York City, the country’s premiere organization for bibliophiles. He also held curatorial and teaching positions at Mills College and the University of Oregon. Antonetti has written and lectured widely in the history of the book, including fine printing, letterforms, bookbinding, and book collecting. He has served in various capacities on the boards of Hand Papermaking, the Book Arts Press, and the American Printing History Association, at the latter as president. He is also on the faculties of the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School and the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. A classicist by training, he received his MLS from Columbia University in New York, where he specialized in rare books and special collections librarianship.

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