The theme of the 2017 symposium is “Communities of the Book.” On Friday, April 21, the symposium will host several back-to-back sessions and a discussion panel at the National Humanities Center . Lunch is included for everyone, whether presenting or as audience participants. We welcome brief proposals for 5-minute lightning talks on “Objects of Curiosity, Community, and Concern.” These short presentations are meant to inspire group discussion around a given bibliographic object or project, like show-and-tell for book history, broadly conceived. Presenters might quickly suggest the unique features or functions of manuscript, texts, books, printed things, media objects, artworks, or remediations. Anyone is welcome to submit, regardless of status within or outside the university system. To be considered, please email a brief description of your proposed object and angle (100-200 words) email@example.com by March 24, 2017.