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2016 Christmas Party

Sir Tom Stoppard hosted this year’s spectacular London Library Christmas Party, run in partnership with Harrods, the world’s most famous department store. 2016 marks our 175th anniversary and as part of the celebration, guests were treated to evocative Christmas readings from Edward Fox, Anna Chancellor, Bill Paterson and Joely Richardson in the Library’s beautiful Reading…

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The London Library – At the Heart of Literature

In our latest video, 11 great writers and actors – including Simon Schama, Tom Stoppard, Antony Beevor and Philippa Gregory – talk about the romance of books and what they love about The London Library. And as Simon Callow describes, “For those with a lifelong romance of books, The London Library is the High Temple”.…

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Words In The Square

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The London Library, over 1,400 people joined us for Words In The Square – a three-day literary celebration held in St. James’s Square from 6th-8th May. Directed by writer and director James Runcie and by historian David Kynaston, Words In The Square featured 16 fascinating talks, debates and discussions from over 50…