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The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library Showcases Renovations During High Point Show

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The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library announced that recent renovations to the second floor will be showcased at the October 2011 High Point Furniture Market. 

"With the expertise of Freeman Kennett Architects High Point," said Charles Sutton, President of the Library's Board of Directors, "the NC Furniture Library has been able to create a large meeting room to be used by the furniture and design industries.  This is a great opportunity for colleges and universities such as High Point University, University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Randolph Community College and many others to utilize this space for lectures and class research. 

"The Library also invites other industry organizations to take advantage of this space for conferences and meetings."

For convenience, the renovations included updating research areas and permanent collection placement as well as creating a more inviting book sale space.  These changes will better serve designers, students, professors and scholars.  

The Library and its staff will host tours and greet the industry during the High Point show starting on October 22, 2011.

About the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library: The Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library was founded in 1970 by Furniture World Magazine and its Publisher Sandy Bienenstock as a not for profit library serving the home furnishings industry.
 
Its permanent collection includes over 8,000 volumes on furniture and design dating back to 1620. Included are many rare and out of print volumes such as first editions of works by Chippendale, Sheraton, Hepplewhite and Eastlake, the only complete set of Diderot's Encyclopedias in the US, and thousands of current volumes.
 
The Library is located in a beautifully restored stone house near the furniture exhibition center in High Point. Over 25 scholarships are awarded, but the Library annually to institutions having furniture and interior design programs. The Library also stocks and sells more than 600 volumes on furniture style, design and construction for sale online at
www.furniturelibrary.om and also at several additional locations during the International Furniture Market in High Point.
 
To get more information on the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library, make a donation or arrange for a visit,  contact Karla Webb at 336-883-4011 or
info@furniturelibrary.com.

 

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