Attacks on libraries and archives have been a feature of history since ancient times but have increased in frequency and intensity during the modern era. Burning the Books takes us on a 3000-year journey through the destruction of knowledge and the fight against all the odds to preserve it.
Libraries are far more than stores of literature: through preserving legal documents such as Magna Carta and records of citizenship, they also support the rule of law and the rights of citizens. Richard Ovenden, director of the world-famous Bodleian Library, explores everything from what really happened to the Great Library of Alexandria to the Windrush papers, from Donald Trump's deleting embarrassing tweets to John Murray's burning of Byron's memoirs in the name of censorship.
This gorgeous tote features a beautiful array of vintage books filling the shelves. Made from 100% natural cotton.Printed on one sideInterior pocketMeasures 43.2 x 33 x 2.5 cm
For anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by their to-read pile, these metal bookends carry the phrase 'so many books' on one and 'so little time' on the other. They are crafted from cut metal. Black metal, 15cm high. Each pair of bookends comes boxed.
An absolutely charming vintage illustration of a selection of Larousse reference books at the bibliothèque features on this gorgeous sheet of wrapping paper. Printed on Cavallini's signature Italian archival paper, this fine gift wrap is good enough to be hung on the wall, or used...
We live in an age of documents, and throughout time these have acted as signposts to the way our world has changed. This book takes us through nearly 5000 years of history via 100 key documents, from the I Ching to Edward Snowden's Wikileaks files...