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Flashing at Gladstone's Library?!

by Amy Sumner | Monday, 20th February 2017 | 0 Comments

Worry not, there’s been no explosion of nudity in the Reading Rooms! But new security measures are in place. Read on as our Director of Collections and Research, Louisa Yates, explains…


    Recommend our meeting rooms to a friend!

    by Amy Sumner | Monday, 13th February 2017 | 0 Comments

    Here at Gladstone’s Library we’ve a definite spring in our step. Spring is just around the corner and in the spirit of new life, we want to welcome to the building users who have never used us before, or who may have been away for a little while.


      ‘Words, words, words': William Gladstone, 1859 and All That

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 31st January 2017 | 0 Comments

      1859 saw the publication of many literary works. Charles Dickens, for example, began to publish his journal All The Year Round in which Wilkie Collins’s novel The Woman in White would be serialised in the same year. 


        Mother's Day at Gladstone's Library

        by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 31st January 2017 | 0 Comments

        Calling all women!

        Here at the Library we want to say thank you to mums everywhere on this special day for all of the love and the care invested in us. Even if sometimes we’re a little troublesome, you support us and we love you!



          What would Gladstone think...?

          by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

          I suppose it comes with the job but people have a habit of asking me, 'What would Gladstone think...' about such and such? Well, it is often impossible to say, although admittedly, that doesn't always silence me. Today, somebody asked me what Gladstone would think about our contemporary Christmas.


            2017 events programme announced!

            by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 15th December 2016 | 0 Comments

            Hot off the press at Gladstone’s Library is the brand new 2017 programme of events and it’s looking like the busiest and most eclectic year to date. With residential courses on Remembering Slavery, Building a Sustainably Creative Life, considering The Great War in Symbol, Memory and God, and Putting the End of the World in Perspective; author talks from some of contemporary literature’s most exciting talents; and a range of literary and political festivals, there really is something for everyone.


              Gladstone’s Library features on Telegraph Travel

              by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 14th December 2016 | 0 Comments

              ‘Quirky and eccentric— like hanging out in your favourite bookshop.’

              That’s how Telegraph Travel editor Rachel Cranshaw describes the Library in her article published today, after her two-night stay with us in September.


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