Coming Events Details

Annual Meeting and Elections

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00PM

American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon St, Boston

Please join us at the American Meteorological Society for our annual meeting. We have used this beautiful venue in the past, and it has been a favorite of Ticknorites. Members in good standing will be asked to vote for a slate of candidates for several positions on the Ticknor Society Executive Board, to serve two year terms beginning July 1.

The keynote address at this year's meeting will be given by Anne Bromer of Bromer Booksellers. The title of her address is "The Jeweled Binding at the Bottom of the Sea and Other Tales."

Anne Bromer and her husband David established Bromer Booksellers, a source for rare and beautiful books, in the mid 1960s. The business moved to Copley Square in 1980, where it is still located, on the second floor of 607 Boylston Street.

Anne is a graduate of Emerson College and the Graduate School of Library Science at Simmons College. In 2008 she was selected to receive the annual Alumni Achievement Award from Simmons. She is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, The St. Botolph Club, and The Society of Printers.

Anne is the author of Strings Attached, the biography of Dorothy Abbe, who was the muse of William Addison Dwiggins, published jointly by The Boston Public Library and The Society of Printers in 2000. She also co-authored Miniature Books: 4,000 Years of Tiny Treasures, with Julian Edison. The book was published in 2007 by Harry N. Abrams in collaboration with The Grolier Club and was awarded first prize as the best gift book of the year by The Bookbuilders' Guild of New York in 2008. Most recently, Anne wrote a combined memoir and bibliography of the eleven miniature books published by her and David between 1977 and 1989 called XI LXIVMOS: Memoirs of a Bibliomidget, which was co-published by Bromer Booksellers and Heavenly Monkey in Vancouver in 2015.

The Bromers live in the Back Bay and Nahant and travel widely seeking distinguished books in the book arts and fine literature.

Anna Ticknor: "Opening the Door to Higher Education for Women"

Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Boston Public Library, Copley Square

Join Marie Oedel and Cheryl Mariolis as they present some fascinating new research about Anna Ticknor's career as founder of the Society To Encourage Studies At Home. Anna Eliot Ticknor was a key figure in the development of education in the United States in the nineteenth century, particularly in the areas of distance education and home learning, but until now her story has been essentially untold to the public. Now Marie and Cheryl will present a more complete picture of the legacy of Anna Ticknor, who, through her quiet, steadfast efforts, endeavored to help women continue to learn no matter what their personal circumstances. Those efforts continue to this day in the legacy she created and materials she donated through her Society.