Books and Libraries at the National Trust
The National Trust’s houses contain over 200 libraries and around half a million books, with some dating back to the fifteenth century. Are they still important in the internet age? Do they have value beyond looking nice on shelves? David Pearson, lecturer in book history and former Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries for the City of London, will use illustrations to answer these questions by looking beyond printed words to appreciate the individual histories of the books themselves.