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What is the First Folio anyway, and Why Should We Care?

  • New Mexico Museum of Art • St. Francis Auditorium 107 West Palace Avenue Santa Fe, NM, 87501 United States (map)

The Folger Library is loaning a First Folio to one city in each state in America, and the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe won the application to host in here!

But what is the First Folio? And why should we (or do we) care about it? Why is it the most expensive book in the world? What sort of impact has it had over the centuries? Come learn its fascinating history and its reverberations on humanity before viewing this most important book in person. Kristin Bundesen is the presenter.


Devise, wit; write, pen;
for I am for whole volumes in folio.
— Don Armado in Love’s Labor’s Lost