October 21, 2017 – Noon
J.R.R. Tolkien published The Hobbit, or There and Back Again in 1937 to wide acclaim. We’re celebrating the fantasy classic’s 80th Anniversary with a visit from Douglas Anderson, author of The Annotated Hobbit. He’ll discuss Tolkien’s life, the book’s publication history, and present myriad examples of illustrations from international editions and Tolkien’s own maps and drawings.