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Not one but TWO Writers in Residence join us this February

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 15th January 2019 | 0 Comments

We are so pleased that this February two spectacular women will be taking up their places as Writers in Residence at Gladstone's Library, and will deliver three not-to-be-missed events! 


    Hearth 2019 lineup announced and tickets go onsale!

    by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 08th January 2019 | 0 Comments

    We are delighted to announce the names of the four writers appearing at Hearth festival on Saturday, 2nd February. 

    The intimate writing festival hosted our cosy common room offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages any with an interest in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process. 


      Gladstone, two books and a film for Christmas

      by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 20th December 2018 | 0 Comments

      This is my Christmas…I was going to say ‘letter’, but I guess it is more of a homily. Hey-ho!  I don’t get to preach often these days but this is what I feel 'compelled' to write. My text, if you can call it that, comes from Naomi Alderman, now a much lauded and fully established novelist, who was our first Writer in Residence in 2012.


      De-accessioning in Stephen Gladstone Hall

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 11th December 2018 | 0 Comments

      Gladstone’s Library is embarking on a 24-month deaccessioning project on a section of its collections. This is the first review of the Library’s collections since 2008-10. Collection use and user demographic has changed rapidly in the past five years and the Library now has collection use data which can help it make decisions.


      The perfect winter getaway...

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 04th December 2018 | 0 Comments

      As winter is well underway and Christmas is just around the corner, you might be considering a last-minute winter getaway. You might be looking for a destination that boasts a warm and cosy atmosphere, with a log fire, tranquil surroundings and a suitably festive ambiance; a place where you can curl up in an armchair with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate (or mulled wine!), after a brisk winter’s walk in the countryside.


        Do your bit in a Christmas knit!

        by Amy Sumner | Monday, 03rd December 2018 | 0 Comments

        On Friday, 14th December the Gladstone’s Library team, along with thousands of people up and down the country, will start their day by pulling on a Christmas jumper for a great cause.


        NOT researching in Gladstone’s Library...

        by Amy Sumner | Monday, 26th November 2018 | 0 Comments

        You know that moment, when you really should be hard at work. When you really should be reading your way through a particularly dense chapter that is connected to the subject of your next book, with loads of footnotes and references which you have to laboriously work your way through, holding down the page number, consulting the back of the (heavy) book, with the name of the author, the publisher, the date of publication, and let’s face it, all the boring information you need. And your neck begins to ache, and you think you really must stretch your legs, at least stand up and take a turn along the shelves where the grass suddenly seems greener, and the books seem far more glamorous and fascinating. And so you do...


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