Bill Eerdmans, at a recent 100th Anniversary Celebration

Bill Eerdmans, at a recent 100th Anniversary Celebration

Wm. B. Eerdmans (the publishing company) turned 100 years old just a few weeks ago on August 11. The celebrations have been extensive and ongoing, as we’ve marked the momentous occasion with parties, widespread media coverage, a book, a blog series, a web page, a photo contest, and more.

Wm. B. Eerdmans Jr. (the man) turns 88 years old today, with a little less fanfare. There are bagels and muffins in the break room.

If any of you share our fondness and respect for Bill, captain of the “good ship Eerdmans” since 1963, and would like to send birthday greetings, feel free to leave few words for him in the comment thread. We’ll be sure to pass them along.