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In From the Cold In From the Cold
15th March 2019
The 2019 New York Antiquarian Book Fair, 7-10 March
Antarctic Incunabula From Shackleton's Printing Press Antarctic Incunabula From Shackleton's Printing Press
15th February 2019
The story of the first book written, printed, illustrated and bound in Antarctica.
Men, Money, and Bonnets – A Reflection on Jane Austen Men, Money, and Bonnets – A Reflection on Jane Austen
16th December 2018
Jane Austen is so much more than Men, Money, and Bonnets! This is our birthday tribute to her.
Just William & the Outlaws Just William & the Outlaws
15th November 2018
Bury born Richmal Crompton created a colourful anti-hero - this is our birthday tribute to her
Edmund Dulac and the Salle des Illustres Edmund Dulac and the Salle des Illustres
22nd October 2018
Inspiration from Edmund Dulac's Home Town of Toulouse
Before The Bell Jar Before The Bell Jar
11th October 2018
Sylvia's Plath's Own Annotated Proof Copy of The Bell Jar
Songs Inspired by Books Songs Inspired by Books
15th August 2018
How Shakespeare, Orwell & Steinbeck influence popular music
Arthur Rackham : Before He Was Famous Arthur Rackham : Before He Was Famous
12th May 2018
From Victorian novels to children's annuals here are some of Arthur Rackham's earliest book illustrations.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit The Tale of Peter Rabbit
14th March 2018
Peter Rabbit first editions - the publishing history and how to date them
'Queen Of Poetry': Muriel Spark's Schooldays 'Queen Of Poetry': Muriel Spark's Schooldays
4th October 2017
A set of Muriel Spark's school magazine show her poetic precocity.
Philip Larkin  : A Night with No Memory Philip Larkin : A Night with No Memory
23rd September 2017
Tom's pilgrimage to the University in Hull resulted in unearthing some treasures of Larkin poetry.
Henley's Literary Heroes: from Orwell to Aldin Henley's Literary Heroes: from Orwell to Aldin
31st March 2017
Visit England's theme for 2017 is literary heroes and to celebrate English Tourism week Henley's bookshops have decked their windows with books, paintings and manuscripts to celebrate the town's literary heroes.