Staff

Rare Books Department

3rd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library
617-859-2225


The staff in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department at the Boston Public Library comprises specialists in the history of printing and bibliography, experts in the analysis and recording of the printed or written word.

Such knowledge of bookmaking and its effects upon the transmission of ideas provides meaningful insights for the literary, political, or scientific historian.
In addition, the department is equipped with a modern conservation laboratory and trained conservators.

Rare book librarians, in general, do not provide financial appraisals of books; that is considered the function of the antiquarian bookseller.
Beth Prindle
Head of Special Collections
617.859.2379 
Email: bprindle@bpl.org

Sean Casey
Reference Librarian
617.859.2225
Email: scasey@bpl.org

Kimberly Reynolds
Curator of Manuscripts
617.859.2135
Email: kreynolds@bpl.org

Chris Letizia
Chief Conservator
617.859.2223
Email: cletizia@bpl.org

Jay Moschella
Rare Books and Manuscripts Librarian
617.859.2297
Email: jmoschella@bpl.org