* Co-presented and co-hosted by the Bibliographical Society of America
In central London, on the banks of the Thames, Lambeth Palace Library is the historic library of the Archbishops of Canterbury and the national library and archive of the Church of England. Founded in 1610, its internationally important collections include medieval illuminated manuscripts from the ninth century onwards and early printed books, as well as extensive archival holdings to the present day. In 2021, the Library re-opened to readers and the public in a purpose-built new library building. This illustrated talk will look at the history of the collections and the people associated with them, while exploring some changing ideas of what a library is for.
An in-person presentation by Giles Mandelbrote, librarian and archivist of Lambeth Palace Library
This presentation will be simultaneously streamed via Zoom.