The Afterlife of Books

Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Exeter, EX1 1HS

Tel: 01392285983

The Afterlife of Books

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Every book has a story to tell beyond its text. From the moment it is printed, a book embarks on a unique journey through time, passed from one owner to another and from place to place. While it is the fate of some books to remain unread and forgotten, others bear the marks of centuries of ownership and use. The clues to such stories can often be found in the books themselves. Bindings, bookplates, signatures, inscriptions, annotations and marginalia reveal the private histories of books – who owned them, who read them and why.

Join the Librarian, Emma Laws, at the Cathedral’s inaugural Annual Library Lecture to discover fascinating stories within the collections of the Cathedral Library, including a 13th century Psalter that continues to bless the soul of its scribe centuries after it was written and a ca. 17th century manuscript of the Koran discovered on a battlefield in Madras by John Coleridge, a surgeon in the East India Company and relative of the English poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 

When is the lecture? 
Thursday, 29th September at 19:00- doors open at 18:30

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* Tickets - £10 _tickets include a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink_

Tickets available online or through the box office on 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday)

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The Afterlife of Books (29 Sept 2022)
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