The Perfect Gift: Immortality

This year we're offering you the chance to give a truly amazing gift: immortality. And you can get it for someone on your list for as little as $50. How is that possible? For a limited time (between now and December 25th), we're offering a special deal on subscriptions to Occasional Nuggets, our limited-edition, handmade publication that delves into interesting artifacts from our collections and the topics they inspire. When you buy a special $50 subscription for someone else they'll get not only this year's four issues (two yet to come), they'll also be getting a subscription to the 2012 edition.

And where does immortality come in, you ask? For that $50 subscription price you'll be entering their name in the list appearing in forthcoming issues as donors at the Journeyman Printer level. So readers now and in the future will see their name and recognize not only their excellent taste in reading material but also their role as supporters of culture. (And if you really like them, you might even subscribe at a higher level.)

But wait! There's more! Not only will they be getting eight terrific issues of illuminating reading. Not only will they be forever memorialized on our list of supporters. You'll also know that every dollar helps us keep buying new material for the collections. Material that researchers, artists and anyone looking for intellectual stimulation will be able to put to use in years to come.

You can find the order form on our website. Just be sure to mention "holiday altruism deal" in the comment section of the form. A visit to the website will also give a clue to our upcoming cover redesign due to be unveiled in the next issue.

As always, if you have any questions about subscribing (or anything else, for that matter), don't hesitate to call or email.

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Jordan Goffin

Special Collections Librarian Jordan Goffin has been mining the wonders in the Library’s Special Collections since early 2011. If you’d like to stop in and spend some time with the historic and noteworthy books, manuscripts and ephemera at PPL, contact him by email at or by phone at 401.455.8021. Also, visit the Notes for Bibliophiles blog ( to read more about the exciting materials in Special Collections and to keep up with events and announcements.


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