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Lost Libraries: a walk through some of London’s forgotten book collections
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Lost Libraries: a walk through some of London’s forgotten book collections

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 London’s history, to long-forgotten libraries, readers, librarians and collectors. CILIP LIHG Members: Free, Non-members: £10

28/09/2019
When: Saturday 28 September 2019
11.00 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Senate House Cloisters
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom
Contact: Angela Platt


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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 London’s history, to long-forgotten libraries, readers, librarians and collectors. In the company of Alice Ford-Smith, Lost Libraries uncovers some of the links between London’s past and present book collections. From Bloomsbury to the City, you will hear tales of enterprise, transformation, obsession and destruction. 

End point: Fleet Street 

 

This event is organised in association with CILIP London.

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