British Library

February 22, 2021
London — The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England, will go on display in the North East on loan from the British Libr
December 29, 2020
While no one is sorry to see 2020 go, we are excited to take one last look at our top ten stories of the year.
December 14, 2020
London — The British Library announces it has acquired the Melford Hall manuscript, a rare seventeenth-century volume of poetry by John Donne (1572 – 1631), one of
November 18, 2020
The British Library announces it has acquired the Lucas Psalter, an important and hitherto unknown copy of the Psalms dating from the second half of the 15th century.
November 5, 2020
A team of cataloguers, curators, conservators, and imaging specialists at the British Library (BL) has completed a seven-year project to digitize a collection of ea
September 30, 2020
Over the years, Fine Books columnists and contributors have published several books of note, typically covering the same subject featured in our magazine: books!
July 17, 2020
London — The British Library has announced that the visual archive of writer, artist and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) has been acquired for the nation from
March 24, 2020
This week, the British Library will unveil its latest cutting-edge project: making the first batch of what ultimately will be thirty historical globes available for
October 25, 2019
Going rogue takes courage, and what better place to cultivate that feeling than between the hard covers of children's books, where rebellious protagonists like Pippi Longstocking and Oliver Twist h
October 22, 2019
Opening this Friday at the British Library is an exhibition exploring the roots, philosophy, and relevance of Buddhism—and that means a display of rare books and manuscripts encompassing Buddhist s