Best Destination for Literary Groupies

The Harry Ransom Center

Ah, the library. The idyllic seclusion of the stacks, the careworn edges of oft-thumbed volumes, more periodicals than the mind can grasp – is there any place better for a bibliophile? How about UT’s Harry Ransom Center, which boasts one of the most impressive rare-book collections not only in Texas, but in the country. Perhaps more exciting, however, is its extensive collection of original manuscripts and personal correspondence. Highlights include a valentine from e.e. cummings to Marion Morehouse, drafts of Timothy Leary's The Politics of Ecstasy, Allen Ginsberg's letters, and a relatively new addition, Don Delillo's (almost) complete manuscripts. We think it’s a great date destination for wooing that special bookworm in your life.

Harry Ransom Center
300 W. 21st, 512/471-8944

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