The London Library


A haven for the insatiably curious, with more than 1 million books on 15 miles of open shelving. Membership is open to all.

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It's hot and bright out there, but things can still get dark and spooky in the back stacks...

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Blue sky, sunlit London and a rooftop angel... Today's summery view from the Members' Room:

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Not long to wait until your next London Library Magazine, #LLMembers! The Summer issue isn't far away...

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Behind these locked doors, fabulous things are happening to our Reading Room... #refurbishment #hurrah

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Yet more empty shelves! The Reading Room refurbishment countdown continues...

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Gasp - bare shelves in the Reading Room! It closes for refurbishment from tomorrow until 31 August. #exciting

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We were looking earlier at our copy of Henry VIII's Defence of the Seven Sacraments, published in 1521. Amazing.

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In the stacks with Virginia Woolf. Happy Birthday, Virginia! #LLMember

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Our VERYspecial guest this morning: Margaret Atwood, w #LLMember Naomi Alderman.

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The Winter 2012 issue of The London Library Magazine is out! Happy reading, #LLMembers.

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Congratulations to Leo Crane on his charming & v clever film. This is the Prevost Room in 'real life':

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The view from the Library's roof just now as the Red Arrows flew directly over us! #victoryparade #london2012

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Hot off the press - the Autumn issue of The London Library Magazine! Coming to you soon, #LLMembers. #LLMagazine

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What's this? SUNSHINE? A stone's throw from the Library, Piccadilly Circus looks divine when the rain stops...

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We've raised the flag in honour of the Diamond Jubilee of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen! #glorious

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Ahhh, sunshine in London! At long last! It's even possible to catch some rays in the stacks today.

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Set up and ready to greet fellow bibliophiles at Words in the Park! We do love a good book festival. #witp2012

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Yes, Holland House Library, not us! But we were bombed on 28 Feb, 1944 & circa 16,000 books were destroyed. Image:

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RIP Adrienne Rich. #poetry

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What a heavenly day it is! This sunlit desk on our 6th floor awaits someone with a good book to read (or write)...

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