Michael Suarez: The Future for Books in the Digital Age

University of Virginia Professor and Director of Rare Books will discuss the enduring relevance of the book as a physical object, Wed., April 4, 4:30 p.m. Neilson Library Browsing Room.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
4:30 pm The Future of Books in the Digital Age
Neilson Library Browsing Room

Michael Suarez


Michael F. Suarez is Director of the Rare Book School, Professor of English, University Professor and Honorary Curator of Special Collections, all at the University of Virginia.


A leading scholar of the history of the book, Suarez’s most recent publication is The Oxford Companion to the Book (2010), a million-word reference work on the history of books and manuscripts from the invention of writing to the present day.  The SundayTelegraph in London called it “colossal” and “a paradise for book lovers;” while The Wall Street Journal praised it as “a fount of knowledge where the Internet is but a slot machine.”  A Jesuit priest, Michael is currently co-General Editor of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO), perhaps the largest digital humanities projects extant today.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Smith College Libraries.


Mary Irwin
Friends of the Smith College Libraries
(413) 585-2903