Sunday, 9 January 2011

St Brides Library

Last term my group from class went to St Brides Library on Fleet Street. St Brides Library started in 1891 and has around 50,000 books on printing. It was fun and very interesting finding out all the history of paper. Nigel Roche, Head Librarian and a specialist in subject of typography, conducted a one hour lecture and told us some very interesting facts. Do you know... who invented paper? when paper was first made by machine? what the future to printing is? Answers at the end of this post. After taking in a ton of information we got given a tour of the libraries extensive resources, I only took a few photographs during the tour and I have included scans of some notes I made in the lecture.

St Brides Library is well worth a return journey.

St Bride Library

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