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Books: Used and Abused

Stag doodles

Books: Used and Abused runs from 27 March – 19 May 2017. View this exhibition during Guildhall Library opening hours.

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. And find out what happened to the biggest and the smallest books in Guildhall Library's collections.

The exhibition is inaccessible during afternoon talks.

30 January 2017
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30 January 2017