The Richler
Library Project


The Richler Library Project approaches the personal library of Canadian writer Mordecai Richler as a boundary object for the exploration of author’s libraries as platforms for research and teaching about Richler, Canadian Literature, the cultural significance of writers’ libraries, and the personal library as a unique form of collection.

Through practices of cataloguing and description, database and search engine-design, digital presentation, and through ongoing creative and critical projects that include an oral history project, a digital curation platform, and an online publication that collects texts and photographs by Canadian writers about what their own personal libraries mean to them, The Richler Library Project aims to generate new research, creative presentation, study and engagement with the writer’s library as a cultural entity of rich significance.

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