November 29, 2023

Illinois: Waukegan Public Library (Ray Bradbury’s Hometown) Handing Out Copies of ‘Fahrenheit 451′


These are special copies of Fahrenheit 451. Learn why below.

From The Daily Herald:

Ray Bradbury fans have a chance Friday to bring home a piece of his estate if they attend a festival in his honor hosted by the Waukegan Public Library.

The first 100 guests at the library’s eighth annual Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival will receive copies of “Fahrenheit 451″ that were found in Bradbury’s garage in Los Angeles.


Rena Morrow, marketing, programming and exhibits manager for the Waukegan Public Library, said 19,300 pounds of Bradbury’s personal collection of books, manuscripts and other items from his estate — which the library was named a beneficiary of in January — arrived Wednesday morning.

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See Also: Ray Bradbury’s Personal Book Collection Heading to His Hometown Library in Waukegan, IL (June 21, 2013)

Learn More About the 2013 Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival (via WPL)
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