Coming in the Fall: When Williams reopens to visitors, the Chapin Library will return to displaying a selection of our material behind protective glass. Few books are created with this kind of interaction in mind, but what can we learn from close looking at a distance?

 “Openings” centers on themes of education, travel, dining, and gathering — aspects of our lives that have changed dramatically this year. Whether we can’t turn pages because we are looking at an object through Zoom, or because the book is securely displayed in an exhibition, how much can we still learn from a single opening?