March 29th, 2011
By Alicia Elkin
The Daily Athenaeum
March 29, 2011
More than 600 books by renowned science fiction writer Isaac Asimov were donated to the West Virginia University Wise Library’s Rare Book Collection.
WVU alumnus Larry Shaver contacted WVU in 2003 to ask if they were interested in the books he had collected by Asimov. Over the years Shaver has donated more than 600 books and more than 50 other items such as games, audio recordings, videos and wall charts, said Harold Forbes, WVU’s rare books curator.
Shaver said he began collecting the books when he was in high school with his first purchase of “The Fountain Trilogy.”
“I was intrigued by the covers mostly I must admit, but once I had read them, I was hooked,” Shaver said.