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Public library trimming holdings

Officials say special collection decisions not related to economy

A rare Crehore piano is among the items the Boston Public Library will offer at auction from its extensive special collection. A rare Crehore piano is among the items the Boston Public Library will offer at auction from its extensive special collection. (Globe Staff Photo / Essdras M. Suarez)
By Nancy Cook
Globe Correspondent / April 20, 2009

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The Boston Public Library is poised to sell or even give away a handful of items from its extensive special collection, as the landmark institution culls its vast holdings. (Full article: 878 words)

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