The theme of the Rhode Island Center for the Book, Art of the Book Program, is ownership. Book ownership marks, by libraries and individual owners, tell a story about the provenance of each book. Marks of ownership may include inscriptions, bookplates, stamps, special bindings, or binding stamps and they can be used to determine the collections, libraries, and booksellers through which the book has passed. This exhibit will showcase books from Rhode Island collectors at the Athenaeum and illustrate the institutional stamps that have been used since the founding of the Providence Library Company in 1753. Curated by Collections Librarian, Kate Wodehouse, the exhibit will be available until January 11th 2015.