Category Archives: Library books

It’s About Time!

It’s that time again! Time to put your clocks back this Sunday, and while you are pondering the concepts of time, why not check out our book display at Aldgate Library all about watches, clocks, and time itself. In perfect … Continue reading

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American Animals

Have you been to seen the film American Animals yet? It’s all about some students trying to steal valuable books from their university library! One of the books in question is a rare volume of Birds of America by James … Continue reading

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Wood

What ‘wood’ we do without wood? With our long history of furniture making courses, alot gets  used  at London Met, and we especially love chairs! Did you know we host The Frederick Parker Collection (housed in the Special Collections)? The Frederick … Continue reading

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Frida Kahlo Resources

Are you a fan of the icon that is Frida Kahlo? Then there is double reason to rejoice; as well as the extraordinary new exhibition at the V & A, ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up‘ a new online project … Continue reading

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The Greatest Show on Earth!

2018 marks the 250th anniversary of the modern circus, and throughout most of April CircusFest is happening in London, which ‘…celebrates the future of circus: daring and diverse, punky and poetic’. The Round House is hosting most of the events, … Continue reading

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Queer Publishing conference

From Oscar Wilde to Star Trek, explore the world of queer publishing at this one day conference at Senate House Library  (University of London) on the 16th of March. This is part of their ‘Queer Between The Covers’ season with talks … Continue reading

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Zines and small publishers fair

The small publishers fair is back today and tomorrow in Conway Hall, Holborn. A chance to peruse and buy books, zines and more by independent artists and designers (often directly from the artists themselves), the fair has been going since … Continue reading

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Magic, Witchcraft and Folklore

A slightly belated Halloween related post, but there are 2 exhibitions currently showing magic and witchcraft related objects, and we have searched our shelves for some of our spookier items for display… The British Library has ‘Harry Potter: A History … Continue reading

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Libraries Week

This week (9-14th October) is the first ever libraries week (Replacing National Libraries Day – obviously a day is just not enough to celebrate all the wonderful libraries out there!). Libraries up and down the country will be putting on … Continue reading

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Cycle September

Cycle September is here, and there’s only one thing for it – look at some books on bicycle design or consider how the bicycle can be a work of art. Marcel Duchamp managed famously with one of his first readymades … Continue reading

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