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Gladfest interview: Joanna Cannon

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 17th July 2018 | 0 Comments

In the run-up to Gladfest 2018, we caught up with author Joanna Cannon to discuss her latest book Three Things About Elsie as well as her favourite reading memories and top tips for thriving in the world of publishing!


    Winning architects of Gladstone’s Library RIBA competition announced!

    by Amy Sumner | Monday, 16th July 2018 | 0 Comments

    The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce that Caruso St John have won the competition to design a prestigious new building for Gladstone’s Library in North Wales and redevelop the existing Grade I listed library and its landscape.


      A Gladstone’s mystery: solved

      by Amy Sumner | Friday, 06th July 2018 | 0 Comments

      Have you ever wondered what the above symbol is? We use it everywhere - on our website, on our social media, our merchandise, even our business cards – it has, in time, become the symbol for Gladstone’s Library. But what exactly is it a symbol for? Where does it come from and what does it mean?


        Rev Malcolm MacColl and ‘the noblest man whom I ever knew’

        by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 05th July 2018 | 0 Comments

        We, the team at Gladstone’s Library, often come across little things in the library and archives that offer intrigue; especially since some of us are still new here! The library is over 100 years old so there are bound to be secrets to explore! One such occasion, for me, was the inscription in the Theology Room (one of our Reading Rooms), and the declaration of ‘undying affection’ for our founder, William Ewart Gladstone...



          Join us for Picnic Day on Tuesday, 3rd July!

          by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

          We love picnics - who doesn’t? It’s an absolutely inarguable fact that sandwiches taste better when eaten outside in the sunshine. The same goes, funnily enough, for quiche, salad, salmon, baked potatoes and cold meats. Which, by an incredible coincidence, are the exact foods that will be on offer at Picnic Day at Gladstone’s Library on Tuesday, 3rd July!


            Living Heritage Project shortlisted proposals revealed

            by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

            Gladstone's Library and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announce the four practices shortlisted to design a prestigious new building and re-develop the existing Grade I listed library and landscape.



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