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History in the Pub: The London Book Industry

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The Sir Christopher Hatton

4 Leather Lane

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EC1N 7RA

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Learn about London history over a pint with friends after work!

Our next in the History in the Pub series will examine the book trade in London from its earliest beginnings in and around Old St Paul's Churchyard to some of the big brand names of the 20th Century. We'll find out how the book retail business was transformed during the 19th Century. We'll have four speakers, a speed quiz, and the usual fun and prizes.

Margaret Willes on the Birth of Book Publishing in London.
Diane Burstein on Pioneers: James Lackington, W.H. Smith and Charles Mudie.
Henry Eliot on A 20th Century Publisher: the Story of Penguin.
Anthony Davis on the booksellers of St James's and Mayfair.

All speakers are London Historians members including our MC for the evening, Colin Davey.

10 question speed quiz devised by Matt Brown.

Image: James Lackington's enormous book shop in Finsbury Square, c 1800.

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The Sir Christopher Hatton

4 Leather Lane

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EC1N 7RA

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