The First Folio sits in a temperature controlled container on display at the Alaska State Library. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/KTOO)

Nearly 400-year-old Shakespeare collection on display in Juneau

by Lakeidra Chavis, KTOO
- A nearly 400-year-old book sits in the Alaska State Library. But it's not any old book, it's the First Folio, the first written copy of Shakespeare's work.

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