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Bloomsbury's lost libraries: a walk through some forgotten book collections

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Senate House

Malet Street

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WC1E

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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.

This walk will carry you back through Bloomsbury’s history, to long-forgotten libraries, readers, librarians and collectors. Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd) 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 walk will start at the cloister entrance of Senate House, and finish at the Royal National Hotel.

Tickets are free, but must be prebooked.

Sponsored by CILIP Library and Information History Group.


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