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Thursday, September 22 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunken Book Treasure

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Most treasures come with mystery and intrigue, and treasures in the book world are no different. With your guide, Audra Loyal, owner of The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery, come learn about one of the most extravagant books ever made, The Great Omar - an ornate copy of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Encrusted with nearly 1200 jewels and gold inlays, this sumptuous tome and the binders who created it seemed almost cursed! Find out why and where it is now while enjoying libations at the Montgomery Distillery. 

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Audra Loyal

Audra Loyal is the owner of The Vespiary Book Restoration & Bindery. Located in Missoula, Montana and operating since 2007, she offers a wide range of book and paper conservation services. With over 15 years in the field, she holds a MLS from University of Washington, and is a member of the American Institute of Conservation and The Guild of Bookworkers. Audra serves individuals, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and has... Read More →



Thursday September 22, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Montgomery Distillery 129 W Front St, Missoula, MT 59802

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