Florida International University was selected to host a copy of the Shakespeare First Folio, the first complete edition of William Shakespeare’s plays, as part of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national traveling exhibition First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare. The first folio was published in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, by his colleagues hoping to preserve his works for future generations. At the time, folios were reserved for what was then considered works of important matters – historic, scientific and religious texts. The Shakespeare First Folio saved 18 plays that had not previously appeared in print, including Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night. First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor, and by the generous support of Google.org and Vinton and Sigrid Cerf.