Welcome to George Peabody Library's Wunderkammer!

From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am -5pm; Friday 9-3

Address: 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-4943

Libguide: http://bit.ly/g1UsTk

Email: hherr1@jhu.edu

jhuediblebookfestival:

Our winner of the popular choice vote, Leslie Wiggins’ take on Silence of the Lambs!  We particularly love how the before and after shots both look like very tasty crime scenes.

Thanks for haunting our dreams, JHU Edible Book Festival!

jhuediblebookfestival:

Harry Potter meets the Valley of the Dolls because why not! The Edible Book Festival is tomorrow!  That’s right, the cake-eating event of the year is happening Wednesday, April 2 from noon-2pm in the Glass Pavilion!
We’ll begin to cut into the cakes around 12:20 — we want to give folks time to look at the cakes before undergoing a massive sugar overload.

This cake totally represents the spirit of Special Collections.

jhuediblebookfestival:

Harry Potter meets the Valley of the Dolls because why not! The Edible Book Festival is tomorrow!  That’s right, the cake-eating event of the year is happening Wednesday, April 2 from noon-2pm in the Glass Pavilion!

We’ll begin to cut into the cakes around 12:20 — we want to give folks time to look at the cakes before undergoing a massive sugar overload.

This cake totally represents the spirit of Special Collections.

jhuediblebookfestival:

The registration deadline is nigh!  Don’t forget to register for the Edible Book Festival by Saturday at 11:59 PM!  Register  your cake here: bit.ly/KPHDKg

Our library student assistants really are the best ever!

jhuediblebookfestival:

Obey JohnnyHop and enter a cake in our first ever Edible Book Festival! Be in the running for great gift cards from area establishments like Sophie’s Crepes, Artifact Coffee, and Chipotle!
You have until Saturday, March 29 to register.  The literary bake-off of the ages will occur Wednesday, April 2nd in the Glass Pavilion! Be a superfan of CAKE!!!

We are definitely entering the Edible Book contest, if for no other reason than worrying that JohnnyHop will chase us around the library and attempt to bake us into a cake.

jhuediblebookfestival:

Obey JohnnyHop and enter a cake in our first ever Edible Book Festival! Be in the running for great gift cards from area establishments like Sophie’s Crepes, Artifact Coffee, and Chipotle!

You have until Saturday, March 29 to register.  The literary bake-off of the ages will occur Wednesday, April 2nd in the Glass Pavilion! Be a superfan of CAKE!!!

We are definitely entering the Edible Book contest, if for no other reason than worrying that JohnnyHop will chase us around the library and attempt to bake us into a cake.

Hey ladies and gents!  Are you ready to “round your hoop” and make some moonshine!  Why not try to recreate some lovely dishes from the English Housekeeper? The bride cake only requires 2 pounds of sugar, the moonshine sounds a delight, and who wouldn’t want to eat pink pancakes?  PINK PANCAKES!!!!!

From The English Housekeeper (1801)

Ladies: are  you currently undergoing the vapors from reading too much Pamela? Don’t loosen your corsets!  Get yourself some refreshing air with this enchanting fan showcasing the ways of the world.  Read it and rectify thy errors!

We love our new colleague and his creepy fashion-forward way with a jaunty hat.  He’s also an amateur phrenologist. 

Open up the caramel and see what’s inside! We hope you enjoy this tasty gif by our student employee extraordinaire Jesse Chen.  The images are from Crystals by Karen Hanmer, one of our favorite book artists.  We’re now ready to snack on delicious candies and exceed our FDA sugar allotment. Maximum sugar overload time in the library!

Open up the caramel and see what’s inside! We hope you enjoy this tasty gif by our student employee extraordinaire Jesse Chen.  The images are from Crystals by Karen Hanmer, one of our favorite book artists.  We’re now ready to snack on delicious candies and exceed our FDA sugar allotment. Maximum sugar overload time in the library!

We kind of want to know what’s going on with the swan and the tree.  We smell romance!

jhuediblebookfestival:

Bonjour pâtissiers of JHU!

Behold the wonders of an 18th century patisserie, courtesy of our Enlightenment pal Diderot.  Waffle irons! Cake pans!  Molds shaped like barking, angry dogs!  So much sugary mischief, so little time.

Feel like making your own rabid dog cake?  Don’t forget to register a cake in our first-ever Edible Book Festival.  Bake a literary-inspired cake and be in the running for both Internet fame and fabulous gift cards!

"Patissier," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 8 (plates), 1777.

Edible Book Festival Registration

Attention all Hopkins folks — registration is now open for our Edible Book Festival! CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!