Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


The Art of Book Collecting

Claire Jeffries, photos by Trevor Kupfer

Book collecting is unique to the individual. Some collect books about a specific time in history, some collect books by a particular author, and some collect books just for its binding. Book collecting has an individual meaning. Mark Patterson, owner of Crossroads Books, collects books about the Civil War and books by authors such as John Steinbeck. He tries to collect first editions because then you know “the author held it in his hand,” said Patterson. Patterson is giving a presentation on “The Lost Art of Book Collecting” Sept. 16 at 7pm at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library to revive the interest. “Book collecting has been around as long as books have,” Patterson said; however, he feels that recently the interest is dying out. Not only is it “collecting a library of knowledge, but it’s also collecting pieces of art,” Patterson said.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.