Proprietor Henry Sinclair Sherrill published an article on the Boston Athenaeum in VIM magazine. It is an appreciation and history and is well worth reading. We include the opening paragraph here, yet we encourage you to read the full article.

“I hold the Boston Athenaeum Library close to my heart and in the highest esteem. From the moment I first entered its red and brass front door in 1970, passing beneath the high-ceilinged entryway flanked by massive statues, I felt a sense of excitement and assurance. Over the past years, it has been such a welcoming privilege to read and study inside a museum filled with books, knowing that each book can lead to anything and everything: knowledge, imagination, self-education, greater potential, escape, and delight. A library fills me with a sense of wonder.”

Read the full article. It starts on page 82.