Friends Book Sale: Enriched by the Generous Donation of Dr. Lewis Bosworth

March 16, 2022

By Molly Nortman, Gender and Women’s Studies student library employee

“As a linguist by training, I thrive on language – from bits like sounds to syllables to words to sentences and more complex structures.  This is the joy I wish to share; no rhyme or reason!”

Even after his death, Dr. Lewis Bosworth continues to share the joy he found in language, donating much of his personal collection of books to the Friends of UW–Madison Libraries. The collection will be featured as part of the Friends’ biannual used-book sale Wednesday, March 30 until Saturday, April 2, 2022, in room 124 of Memorial Library. The collection’s diversity reflects Dr. Bosworth’s areas of interest, including linguistics, Portuguese and French language and culture, travel, theater, art, religion – and especially LGBTQ+ studies, literature, and poetry. As an openly gay man, Bosworth lived a full life, blazing an inclusive trail in academia for others to follow. Now, many of his beloved books will be available for sale, with proceeds benefiting the UW–Madison Libraries.

To read the full article, visit the Friends’ site.

The Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Spring Book Sale: March 30 – April 2, 2022

Wednesday, March 30: Preview Sale ($5 entry) 4:00-8:00 PM

Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1: Regular Sale 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM (no entry fee)

Saturday, April 2: $5 Bag Sale 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

From 1:05-2:00 p.m. the remaining books & items are free

Memorial Library, 728 State Street, Madison WI