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Books: Used and Abused

Books from Guildhall Library's collections

Free exhibition, 15 January - 9 March 2018

A book is a book is a box, bible, bling, expanding file, notepad, inadvertent container… Used and abused, the older a book is, the greater the chance that someone has altered its material content in an unusual or thoughtful way. See how and why books are customised, adorned, despoiled and disguised. Building on last year’s display, this exhibition will feature new examples of weird and wonderful books from Guildhall Library’s collections, each with its own fascinating story to tell.

This exhibition is inaccessible during afternoon talks.

22 November 2017
Last Modified:
28 November 2017