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Watch our panel of award-winning graphic designers discuss the challenges and rewards of contemporary book design.
Hear an enthralling panel conversation about the Library's work conserving precious books, and the surprising discoveries that were made about a...
Join Dr Juliet O'Conor for a glimpse at some of the Beatrix Potter gems in our Children's Literature Collection.
Watch Patrick Spedding's 2016 Foxcroft Lecture on the history of private case collections, where libraries filed 'dangerous' books away from...
Listen to a discussion on the hand-printing process, the influence of hobbyist printers on the broader culture, and a selection of poems written...
Join History of the Book Manager Des Cowley for an overview of the John Emmerson collection, one of the world's largest collection of rare English...
Rare Books Librarian, Jan McDonald, reveals her two favourite volumes of botanical illustrations from the early 19th century.
Join librarian John Stevens for an overview of the Library's expansive collection of independently produced zines.
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