Apply now for the Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

Do you have a specially themed book collection that makes you proud? Tell us about it! You might be eligible to win one of up to four prizes awarded annually by the committee for the T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting. The University of Chicago Library sponsors this prize, which was established by Mr. Brooker, PhD ’96, to foster a love of the book and to encourage book collecting among undergraduates.

Prizes are available to current University of Chicago undergraduates and include $1,000 for second-year students and $2,000 for fourth-year students.

See the Brooker Prize website for details on how to apply: Applications are evaluated based on the care and judgment by which the student has shaped the collection. Collections may encompass a specific subject matter or the work of a particular author, or they may relate to special interests within a field. Bibliographical and physical features such as editions, illustrations, or bindings may also be the basis upon which a collection is developed. Whatever its defining quality may be, the organizing principle should be apparent in every item of the collection.

Tell Us About Your Book Collection
Brooker Prize 2021

Applications are due Monday, March 8, 2021. Good luck! We look forward to reading about your collections.   Learn more about the Prize and how to apply at