Here, you will find a gallery of the books that are on view in Reading Room. These texts were selected by Bowdoin students, staff, and faculty in response to the question: "What is a book or text that has been foundational in the formation of your 'practice,' however you might define that?" Each book has two narratives: that which exists in the text itself, and that which makes the book important to the person who selected it.
By hovering over the photographs in the gallery below, you can explore the story behind each selection. We hope that reading other's reflections on these texts might inspire your own!