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The Library Project

Not long ago, I posted a story about British -Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s book art project at the Cleveland Library called The American Library Project. Now his companion project called The British Library  has found its way into Tate Modern’s … Continue reading

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Cats on the Page

Later this month, the British Library in London will launch a new exhibition celebrating fictional felines. “Cats on the Page” will open on November 23 in the main entrance hall and run through March 17, 2019. The free show was … Continue reading

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Really Big Books

Thanks to the British Library, bibliophiles and map geeks can now view the second largest atlas in the world online. The colossal book was a gift from Dutch merchant Johannes Klencke in 1660 to King Charles II of Great Britain. The massive … Continue reading

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Formulary for a new urbanism

Drawing on his interest in contemporary psychogeography and cartography, the British artist known as Fuller—aka Gareth Wood—spent a decade working on his London Town project. Created with black ink on cotton board, the intricately detailed illustrated map of Britain’s capital … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life

As part of its Living Knowledge campaign, the British Library released this wonderful video on a typical day in the life of the library. The original soundtrack, by DJ Yoda, was constructed by sampling the British Library’s enormous sound collection.

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Discovering Literature

Last week the British Library launched Discovering Literature, an online treasury of more than 1,200 items from the Romantic and Victorian periods, including first editions, manuscripts and rare illustrations. A wealth of contextual material – newspapers, photographs, advertisements and maps … Continue reading

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Adventures Underground

“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or … Continue reading

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Murder In The Library

Classic locked-room mysteries, tales of murder and mayhem in quaint villages or gritty adventures on mean city streets. You will find all of that and more at the British Library’s upcoming exhibition titled Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime … Continue reading

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eBook Treasures

Bibliophiles will be dead chuffed to discover eBook Treasures a new way to view (and own) rare books. The UK-based organization has partnered with the British Library, the Royal Society, the John Rylands Library and the British Natural History Museum … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle Mystery

Lost or unknown manuscripts seem to be turning up at a surprising pace these days. In September, the publication of a long lost book by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, etc.) was announced by publisher … Continue reading

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