January 24, 2017 | Upcoming Event

Jane Austen Exhibition – You won’t want to miss it!

You won’t want to miss this one!  Exhibition on until February 28. Mon – Fri 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday Feb 11, 18 and 25 noon – 5 pm, at the Irving K Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC

See also February 3 panel discussion – This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections at 604 822-2521 or More info



Rare Books and Special Collections at UBC Library is delighted to announce a new exhibition!

2017 marks the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death, an author who has left an ever-lasting literary legacy that continually influences popular culture across time. In celebration of this legacy, RBSC presents Ever Austen: Literary Timelessness in the Regency Period, curated by UBC undergraduate students Kathryn Ney, Karen Ng, and Karol Pasciano. This exhibition not only honours Austen, but also illuminates the social and material history of her works in the context of the Regency era.

Featuring RBSC’s newly-acquired first editions of Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, as well as thematically-diverse displays, Ever Austen invites Austen fans old and new to experience a literary journey through the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
A panel discussion on Jane Austen’s influences, work, and legacy will take place on Friday, February 3.