Does the annual occurrence of Valentine’s Day give you a bad case of the humdrums? Don’t be a sad Keanu! Commandeer Cupid’s chariot and swing by The Hut from 4:30-6 on February 14 and check out “Dirty Books & Longing Looks,” a scintillating display of romantic and erotic (a.k.a. smut for the educated) books from The George Peabody Library. Take a study break and have a gander at Cupid’s mischievous exploits, decipher the hidden meanings of love in the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, and hide your eyes in shame as the smutty, secret lives of the twelve caesars are laid bare! As if viewing such enchanting and bawdy works aren’t enough of an incentive, we’ll also give you a coupon to redeem at Cafe Q for a free bag of Valentine’s sweets.

Don’t worry — we still heart those who can’t make the event. Check out our Flickr slideshow containing highlights from the works on display. If you view something that you simply must see in person, why not head on down to the Peabody? Peabody staff will be happy to retrieve the books for you, even the R-Rated ones, no questions asked!

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