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The reader behind the book - a look at marginalia

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Library Intern Katie Ruffley has curated this month's display which is on W.E. Gladstone's habit of marginalia, or writing in books. In this blog, Katie discusses some of the difficulties faced when trying to create a display about books – as well as the contentiousness of whether to write, or not to write, in the margins...


    Gladstone's library of forking paths

    by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 18th January 2018 | 0 Comments

    In this blog, library intern Carla Manfredino considers the library used by one of her favourite writers, Argentine author and librarian Jorge Luis Borges, and asks how many of those books could be found on the shelves here in Hawarden... 


      A Valentine’s Day treat that won’t break the bank

      by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

      Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year that won’t break the bank?

      Celebrate with a loved one and Afternoon Tea for two at Gladstone’s Library on Wednesday, 14th February between 3pm and 4pm. 


        Make a Gladfest stage your own!

        by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 16th January 2018 | 0 Comments

        We are looking for family-friendly performers of all kinds to showcase their talents at this year’s Gladfest, 8th – 9th September.


          Could you be our next Writer in Residence?

          by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 04th January 2018 | 0 Comments

          Gladstone’s Library is now open for submissions for its 2019 Writers in Residence programme, from which a selection of the best contemporary writers will be chosen to reside at the Library to focus on their current projects. 


            Spring Hearth tickets onsale now!

            by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 03rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

            Pull up a chair, gather around the fireside and indulge in a weekend of stimulating and entertaining conversation at Gladstone’s Library. 


              Christmas reading recommends from the Gladstone's Library team!

              by Amy Sumner | Friday, 15th December 2017 | 0 Comments

              Gifting the perfect book to a person is one of the great joys of life; creating a perfect partnership which you can just feel in your bones will last.

              With that in mind and as a little Christmas treat, the Gladstone's Library team have gathered together some of our books of the year and reading recommends perfect for stockings. If you are still looking for that perfect gift for someone special, we hope you can find inspiration within this guide! 


                Gladstone, Hallam & Tennyson

                by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

                Following Sarah Perry’s Gladstone Lecture on the subject of Gladstone, Hallam & Tennyson and the Idea of Friendship back in November, Intern Carla Manfredino ruminates on the close alliances between the three…


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