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Today’s edition is sponsored by College & Crown and the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies.
28 Food. Arts. People. Events.
Inside the Institute Library.
Bookish Marks
A photo essay.
“Quirky is what we do.”

Ann Marlowe, a volunteer with the Institute Library, was speaking off the cuff, but she wasn’t kidding. The 190-year-old library—the now-exceedingly rare membership sort, in this case collecting annual dues starting at $25—is filled with strange and wondrous things, even off the page.
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There’s an ancient adding machine with a crank. An antique globe ringed by wood and metal. Alcoves with plush vintage chairs and an old-school vanity. 75-year-old novels, custom-bound. Modernist orange chairs in a burgeoning music room. Long, peaked skylights hitting stacks of books with columns of daylight.

Those columns—also rows, thanks to tall windows—are key. Maybe you’ve been to the library for one of the many literary events it holds at night. But daytime is when it really shines.
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Written and photographed by Dan Mims.

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Institute Library
Location: 847 Chapel St, New Haven (map)
Summer Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-6pm, Fri 10am-3pm
Phone: (203) 562-4045
College & Crown
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Connecticut Open
August 19-27, experience world-class tennis, entertainment, live music and more right here in New Haven.
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No Smoking
Billowing plumes rise up from the bar and lounge, curling around a seemingly ironic “No Smoking” sign.
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