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Bloomsbury's lost libraries: a walk through some forgotten book collections...
Sun 4 June 2017, 11:30 – 13:00 BST
Twenty-first century London contains some of the finest book collections in the world, but what about the libraries that haven’t survived? If you know where to look, London’s streets and alleyways are crammed with the ghosts of libraries past.
Led by the infamous Walking Librarian, Alice Ford-Smith of Bernard Quaritch Ltd, this walk will carry you back through Bloomsbury’s history, to long-forgotten libraries, readers, librarians and collectors. Alice will reveal some of the links between London’s past and present book collections- and the tales of enterprise, transformation, obsession and destruction that are often behind them.
The exact meeting point will be confirmed to ticket-holders.
Generously Sponsored by CILIP Library and Information History Group
A Rare Books London Event
ATG is proud to be the media partner of the inaugural Rare Books London 2017 and is publishing the 2017 Books, Prints and Maps supplement. This dedicated supplement is written by industry specialists and will celebrate the rich history of book dealing and the great expertise that resides in the dealing and auctioneering community, seeking to connect the reader with leading members of the book trade. All subscribers to Rare Books London events will receive a free digital copy of the supplement when it is published.