Third Annual Books in Bloom Event Runs May 3-5

Posted on April 29th, 2013 by

Books in Bloom 2013Gustavus Library Associates (GLA) will host its third annual Books in Bloom event at the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library on May 3-5. The event is free and open to the public.

Books in Bloom is a distinctive event that highlights books, media, and other resource material within the library through floral arrangements and artistic expression. More than 500 people attended the 2012 event, which offered a wide array of floral and plant arrangements matched with 30 different books, journals, films, and other holdings of the library.

This year’s event will bring an insight into such books and films as the popular children’s tale Because of Winn Dixie; a story of the Periodic Table titled Disappearing Spoon; and the crown of PBS’s Masterpiece Theater, Downton Abbey. History buffs will be interested in seeing the designer’s interpretation of The Legacy of Conquest; and a companion bloom for Night Circus will be unveiled.

The Books in Bloom event will be on display from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5.

This year’s Books in Bloom artwork was created by Jennifer Marquette ’15, a sophomore communication studies major from Princeton, Minn. Marquette’s design was chosen from more than 50 submissions.

For questions or more information about Books in Bloom, contact the Gustavus Office of Marketing and Communication at 507-933-7520 or

GLA is a friends-of-the-college organization dedicated to the support and advancement of the College’s Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library. Since organizing in 1977, GLA has raised more than $2.5 million for the library endowment fund, acquisitions, and non-budgeted special collections.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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