Another chance to pick up your complimentary copy of the V150 coffee table book

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the pickup event planned at the bookstore for Thursday, Jan. 18, is being postponed due to inclement weather. We are rescheduling this distribution for Wednesday, Jan. 31, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Bookstore. Thank you for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience. 

As part of Vanderbilt University’s ongoing Sesquicentennial celebration, the university created and distributed a free commemorative V150 coffee table book chronicling its rich history to over 1,000 staff and faculty members on Dec. 15 and Dec. 18. Due to the response to the initial distribution, the university is excited to announce a second opportunity for faculty and staff to obtain their complimentary copy.  

If you missed out on December’s event, you can grab a copy on Wednesday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at a special distribution event at the Vanderbilt bookstore (2501 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203). This time around, no pre-reservation is required. Instead, books will be available on a first come, first served basis, allowing those who have yet to pick up their book to secure their copy and join in the celebration of Vanderbilt’s rich history. Please bring your Vanderbilt staff/faculty ID to the second floor of the bookstore on Jan. 31 to claim your copy. 

As part of celebrating the university’s Sesquicentennial, the bookstore hosted a special discussion featuring the book’s author Andrew Maraniss and University Archivist Kathy Smith. This engaging talk delved into the university’s historic milestones, its growth and the people who have shaped its identity over the years. The conversation provided a unique opportunity for the Vanderbilt community to gain insights into the institution’s fascinating past, fostering a sense of pride and connection among attendees. Learn more about this event and view a recording of the conversation here.

Learn more about Vanderbilt’s Sesquicentennial here.