Among the items on display are some of the most valuable and rare books from the Library’s collections, including those containing the marks of ownership and provenance left by locally and nationally prominent people.
The exhibition comprises three sections – "From the Handwritten to the Printed Book", "The Owners’ Book Collection" and "The Rare Books in Local History" displaying documents from the collections of the Cyrillic books printed in XVII-XX, the early printed books (XVIII-1830s); the items owned by the Osipovs family from Sarapul, the Imperial Alexander Lyceum in Tsarskoye Selo; lifetime editions by the prominent Udmurt writers and scholars, locally published rare editions of alphabets and music sheets.
The accompanying program of the exhibition comprises the following thematic events:
- May 25, 4 pm – lecture "On the Origins and Development of the Udmurt Booklore" by Y. V. Semenov, candidate of philosophical sciences, honored culture worker of the Udmurt Republic, president of the Udmurt branch of the All-Russian Movement "Russkij Lad";
- May 26, 4 pm – miniature book workshop by N. M. Aglyamutdinov, collector of miniature editions.
All are invited to attend.