A Unique New York City Internship in Antique Books

Tanna, a high school sophomore, was interested in antique books. After much research, we connected her to a rare book dealer. In her recommendation letter, the owner described Tanna’s experiences there. Tanna catalogued new arrivals and wrote catalogue descriptions, archived a NYC poet’s body of work and personal library, working on location in the poet’s residence. She participated in rare book field trips around the city, meeting professionals in the field. She went on book-buying trips and visited a professional paper conservator and book binder and even attended an auction of books and manuscripts at a prominent New York auction house.

Her mentor wrote, “Tanna has the intelligence and ambition necessary to make a valuable contribution to the field of literature and rare books, or whatever field she chooses to pursue.”

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