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Undergraduate Student Book Collecting Contest

The purpose of this contest is to encourage undergraduates to begin a book collection or add to an already existing collection.

About the Undergraduate Student Book Collecting Contest

The purpose of the MSU Undergraduate Student Book Collecting Contest is to encourage undergraduates to begin a book collection or add to an already existing collection. One of the key points in book collecting is to collect what you like.  Developing a personal library can be a lifelong pursuit and this competition might be the first step towards a love of and a passion for books.


First Prize. Original icon from Circle Icons set by Nick Roach on Iconfinder - https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/circle-icons-1  First Place

$1000 and the chance to compete in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Competition

Second Prize. Original icon from Circle Icons set by Nick Roach on Iconfinder - https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/circle-icons-1  Second Place

$500

Third Prize. Original icon from Circle Icons set by Nick Roach on Iconfinder - https://www.iconfinder.com/iconsets/circle-icons-1  Third Place

$200

About the National Collegiate Book Collecting Competition

The National Collegiate Book Collecting Competition is held annually at the Library of Congress. The first place prize is $2,500.00. The National competition is sponsored by The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), The Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies (FABS), and The Center for the Book and Rare Books and Special Collections Division of The Library of Congress. The Center for the Book was established to promote books, reading, literacy and libraries.