Twenty-first century London contains some of the finest libraries in the world, but what about the books that haven’t survived? In the company of Alice Ford-Smith (Bernard Quaritch Ltd), you are invited to walk through the City’s streets and alleyways to hear tales of war, censorship and the occasional accident. The stories are rarely happy but they demonstrate just how dramatic and lively the history of books, and London, can be.
The walk will commence from the main gate of The Maughan Library at 11am and finish approximately 90 minutes later near Bank, St Paul’s and Mansion House underground stations. Please be ready for no breaks, and the uncertainties of English weather.
Images: The Maughan Library