Visitors are invited to have an intimate look into Philip Roth’s mind as both reader and writer by taking an exclusive audio tour of the Philip Roth Personal Library at the Newark Public Library. Bequeathed to the Library when Roth died in 2018, this unique collection houses the 7,000 books Roth collected over a lifetime, many of which include his handwritten notes and underlinings. Created specially for Philip Roth Unbound and narrated by actor and star of HBO’s Plot Against America, Morgan Spector, the tour will be made available via QR code throughout the Festival.

The Philip Roth Personal Library is located within the Main Branch of Newark Public Library at 5 Washington Street, Newark, NJ, a short walk from NJPAC. Festival attendees are welcome to visit the space and listen to the audio guide:

  • Friday March 17, 9am-5pm
  • Saturday March 18, 9am-5pm
  • Sunday March 19, 10am-1pm

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To purchase tickets for multiple Philip Roth Unbound events, please call 1-888-MY-NJPAC from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, to speak with an NJPAC Ticket Services and Sales representative or visit the NJPAC Box Office.