Wrapping Up the Edible Book Event


This year’s Edible Book Event is over — and we have winners.

The winner of the “Popular Vote” prize, the entry that raised the most money for Campus Kitchens, was Diem Tran’s Cat in the Hat cake.


The “Best in Show” prize, bestowed by Suzanne Keen and Raquel Alexander, was the library’s own Carol Blair, with an edible rendition of a Cy Twombly book.

In total, we raised $216.98 for Campus Kitchens in just 3 hours.
Thanks to everyone who participated.  We hope you had fun.


The Washington and Lee University Library is organizing its second Edible Book Event, to be held on Friday 1 April on the Main Floor of Leyburn Library.

Interested in supplying and/or consuming?  See information on signing up and the schedule of events.

Proceeds will go to W&L Campus Kitchens.

New Online Books


Following is just a sampling of online books added to the University Library collection over the past month or so.   You will notice that there are various site designs for different titles, but all are available to W&L students, faculty, and staff from both on-campus and off-campus locations.

Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World

Best American Magazine Writing, 2015

Can Microfinance Work?: How to Improve Its Ethical Balance and Effectiveness

Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

Creating Scientific Controversies: Uncertainty and Bias in Science and Society

Economics of Poverty: History, Measurement, and Policy

Ethical Eilemmas in Genetics and Genetic Counseling: Principles Through Case Scenarios

The Hajj: Pilgrimage in Islam

Handbook on Well-being of Working Women

Institutional Slavery: Slaveholding Churches, Schools, Colleges, and Businesses in Virginia, 1680-1860

Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Research

The Unfree Exercise of Religion: A World Survey of Discrimination Against Religious Minorities

Wiley Handbook of Art Therapy

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Dick Grefe, Senior Reference Librarian.