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When the librarian’s on the wrong page | Brief letters
Brief letters: Nuptials | Religion | Mumbo jumbo | Horror | Civilisation | Swimming


22, Sep, 2021 @3:44 PM

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Grace Hallworth obituary
Other lives: Children’s librarian and storyteller who was part of an ancient tradition that stretches from the Caribbean to Connemara

Annemarie Young

21, Sep, 2021 @3:52 PM

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First Nations photography, reframed: ‘This is who we really are’
A new exhibition is correcting the record in Queensland, contrasting staged historical photography with the vibrant present

Kate Hennessy

06, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Tsitsi Dangarembga’s next work won’t be read by anyone until 2114
The Zimbabwean writer joins authors including including Margaret Atwood and Ocean Vuong who have agreed to lock away new writing in the Future Library

Alison Flood

25, Aug, 2021 @6:00 PM

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UK libraries become ‘death positive’ with books and art on dying
Scheme that started in Redbridge to help people talk about difficult subject is rolled out across country

Miranda Bryant

25, Jul, 2021 @10:30 AM

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€4.55m Marquis de Sade manuscript acquired for French nation
Original scroll of The 120 Days of Sodom, written while the writer was jailed in the Bastille, has been bought as an ‘emblem of artistic freedom’

Alison Flood

13, Jul, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Tom West obituary
Other lives: English teacher and librarian with eclectic interests, from choral music to Harry Potter

Charles Jones

01, Jul, 2021 @9:53 AM

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Frances Ludlow obituary
Other lives: Librarian at the University of Sheffield Health Sciences Library

Anni Swinburn

01, Jul, 2021 @9:49 AM

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‘Most of Australia’s literary heritage is out of print’: the fight to rescue a nation’s lost books
When they realised even Miles Franklin winners can be sent to the pulp pile, authors, librarians and academics began building a digital ark for bereft books

James Shackell

23, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Donations flood in to restore Gaza bookshop destroyed by Israeli airstrikes
Appeal has so far raised more than $200,000, after the two-storey Samir Mansour bookshop, containing tens of thousands of books, was bombed in May

Alison Flood

21, Jun, 2021 @12:20 PM

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UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers
Friends of the National Libraries launch ‘once in a generation’ effort to raise £15m to buy the Honresfield library, packed with works by Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Walter Scott

Alison Flood

17, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Guardian librarian’s campaign to ensure workers had access to books | Letter
Letter: Dr Christine Verguson on William Axon, the 19th-century Manchester Guardian employee whose work led to the city’s libraries opening on Sundays, the only day off for many people


10, Jun, 2021 @5:05 PM

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