Bound to Last: Book Binding from the Middle Ages to the Modern Day
Explore the history of bookbinding through a range of incredible books.
Discover how books are put together, just how recent the ‘ready-bound’ book really is, and how vast a range of circumstances can be reflected in a binding. Drawing mainly from Palace Green Library's collections, the exhibition also features unique bindings loaned by other libraries. At the centre will be the oldest book in Western Europe to survive in its original binding – the St Cuthbert Gospel – on loan from the British Library.
Hard copies of the exhibition plan and captions are available in the gallery for visitor use. Alternatively, a PDF version can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet.