Book Plates 2018

05/07/2018 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM ET



Book Plates is an annual dinner held in support of the Institute Library, New Haven’s oldest independent lending library and one of the few remaining membership libraries in the nation. Save the date, contact us about a sponsorship, secure your tickets; guests and participating restaurants will be announced shortly!


Dine with us Monday, May 7th, to support the Institute Library, New Haven’s oldest independent lending library and one of the last remaining membership libraries in North America.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal at a specially selected restaurant alongside a fascinating guest host. Dessert (provided by Lulu deCarrone)will be served at the Library after dinner, along with coffee and a selection of cordials. Once again, artist George Corsillo (Design Monsters) and letterpress printer Jeff Mueller (Dexterity Press) are creating a Book Plate, suitable for framing, as a gift to the evening’s guests, with additional prints available for purchase. The event’s featured authors will greet guests and sign books. And as always there will be a silent auction of exciting offerings.
5:30 pm: Dinner begins at your selected restaurant
8:00 pm: Dessert, Coffee and Silent Auction at the Institute Library
Restaurant guests this year: TBA!

For more information and dinner guest bios, visit

Visit for details regarding available on and off street parking.

Convenience fees apply only to online tickets sales. To pay by cash or check, please send your name, contact information, number of guests, restaurant preference, and payment to: Book Plates Committee c/o The Institute Library 847 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510.

Seats are limited at each restaurant, so please reply early to secure your first choice. Every attempt will be made to accommodate preferences.