John Adams Unbound marks the first public exhibition of the complete personal library of founding father and lifelong book collector, John Adams. This landmark event is the culmination of a three-year project by the Boston Public Library to catalog, preserve, digitize and provide access to the extraordinary personal library of America’s second president.
From his personal copy of the first printing of the US Constitution to the first Koran printed in the United States, the books show the staggering scope of Adams's intellectual interests and his impact on the nation's democratic experiment. The notes from Adams's pen are vivid evidence of that mind at work.
--Brian MacQuarrie, Boston Globe