Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Bookdealer Wills $700,000 to University Library

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that David Bell, the former owner of Seattle's Magus Books, left the University of Washington library an endowment of more than $700,000. The fund will be used to preserve and conserve the library's special collections. Bell, who died two years ago, was an alumnus of the university, and was a longtime advocate of the library system there. "[L]ibrary officials knew Bell left something to the libraries, but expected the amount to be smaller - about $100,000. They learned of the total amount earlier this month. Bell's estate is likely to be settled soon."

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