Unusual Libraries: Talk at the British Library

Here at Artefacto we’re always inspired and delighted to talk about libraries to anyone, any day of the week. So it’s with additional delight, that one day of this week, one of our co-founders will be heading over to the British Library to take part in a panel discussion as part of the BL’s ‘Between the Sheets’ season of events celebrating libraries and considering “their significance in the past, the present and the future”.

Unusual libraries event photo

The Idler Presents: In Praise of Unusual Libraries. Friday, March 17th 2017

Our event, also featuring speakers from Gladstone’s Library, and the Marx Memorial Library, focuses on “unusual libraries”, and we’ll be there to discuss The Itinerant Poetry Library (TIPL) and all things libraries, itinerating ‘n’ poetry, alongside our host for the evening, The Idler magazine.

Do pop along if you’re in the vicinity (Friday, 17th March, 7-8.30pm: map), and in the spirit of TIPL (free access/access for all) anyone who will feel the hit of the £8 ticket price should just send me a tweet in the next 48 hours and I’ll sort you out a guest-list ticket for free

Gladstone’s Library – a unique residential library, open to the public and hosting 32,000 volumes of Gladstone’s personal collection of books
The Marx Memorial Library. Founded in 1933 it has a unique collection of published and archival sources, covering trade unionism, peace and solidarity movements and the Spanish Civil War
The Itinerant Poetry Library (and Librarian) opens up for a “meta library” session, in [The Prelinger Library](http://www.prelingerlibrary.org/) (San Francisco, February 2014).