The London Library, founded in 1841, is the UK’s leading literary institution. With more than one million books and periodicals in over 50 languages, the collection includes works from the 16th century to the latest publications.
It’s stuffed with curios and is almost exactly as Soane left it when he died in 1837. Among the treasures are an Egyptian sarcophagus that Soane was so elated at acquiring that he partied for three days.
Drawing Room Confessions is a printed journal named after a parlour game played by Marcel Proust, the Surrealists and others. It is made of words and exchanges, with no images. Six different sections (The Egoist, The Blind Man, Two to Tango, Ekphrasis, Time Line and La Madeleine) comprise the Rules of the Game, which are the same in each issue. What changes are the players, or interviewers, who open each round of conversation with the featured artist and who come from a wide range of fields.
Dent-de-Leone is a small independent publisher located in London, distinctive for its collaboration directly with artists and designers to produce its books.
The British Library makes our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment. It contains over 150 million items from around the world, including over 14 million books. It is the national library of the UK and receives a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland to expand its impressive and considerable collection.
The world’s oldest establishment dedicated to collecting information about the Holocaust.
This Bodleian Library is a commanding gothic building erected in 1602 as the main research library of the University of Oxford. Its rich history predates this building as the collection began circa 1320 and is still expanding today. It is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and houses over twelve million printed items.
The present publication crystallises the ever expanding collection of Ryan Gander and the stories of objects — artworks alongside coloured toilet paper. These short essays are an exploration of our surroundings, both normal and sublime.