Month: February 2016

Unwind the Mind Featured Author

This month’s featured writer is Lucia Berlin.  Her collection of short stories, A Manual For Cleaning Women, made several “Best of 2015” lists, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Publisher’s Weekly.  This posthumously published volume (Berlin herself passed away in 2004) highlights some of her most intriguing and vibrant

Librarian Profiled in Fine Books & Collections Magazine

Nora Epstein, a part-time librarian in the DePaul’s Special Collections and Archives, was recently profiled in Fine Books & Collections as part of its “Bright Young Librarians” series. In her profile, Epstein describes her introduction to special collections librarianship at a number of Chicago institutions, including Northwestern University and the

Library Continues Collaboration with Humanities Center with “Underneath the Lintel”

The DePaul University Library is pleased to support a DePaul Humanities Center collaboration with Theatre Y on their new production of the Glen Berger play, Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lonely Evidences. Underneath the Lintel tells the story of a Dutch librarian on an obsessive quest to find the identity of a man who returned a library book now 113 years

DePaul Special Collections Contributes to New French Renaissance Paleography Website

  DePaul is proud to be a contributor to a new website exploring French paleography from 1300-1700. The site, French Renaissance Paleography (, was developed by the Newberry Library and supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. DePaul University Special Collections and Archives joins a number of

Unwind the Mind with Sarah Vowell

Welcome to the first installment of our monthly series highlighting authors in our Unwind the Mind: Popular Reading Collection. Unwind the Mind contains contemporary fiction, popular non-fiction and best sellers and is located in the John T. Richardson Library’s Haber Lounge and at the entrance of the Loop Library. This month’s featured writer is Sarah Vowell. You may