Stockholm and Swedish Library Tour: Join the Party

This is interesting: two of FPBA’s Swedish members, Gustaf Holgersson and Leif Lindén, have organized a booklover’s tour of Stockholm and other parts of Sweden on behalf of The Biblis Society. The Biblis Society promotes interest in books and Sweden’s National Library Collections. They write:

Details have now been finalized for the Stockholm and Swedish Library Tour 2011 and are given below. It will be from 12–15 May. If you would like to join the party, please contact

Above: Skokloster Castle.

Wednesday 11 May

Pick-up will be arranged at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm.

Thursday 12 May

9–11       The Hagströmer Medical Library

12.30     Lunch Skoklosters Slottscafé

13.30     Skokloster Castle and library from the 18th century

Friday 13 May

9–11       Stockholm University Library


13-15     National Library of Sweden (The Royal Library)

15.30     Rönnells Antikvariat

Saturday 14 May

Paper conservation and paper making: Helen Skinner and Sanny Holm


An introduction to Richard Årlin’s new book project, to be launched at the FPBA book fair in November. A visit to the artist’s studio overlooking the Stockholm harbour. (See Matrix 14, 17 and 20)

Above: Richard Årlin. Libro de horas de Santo Domingo de Silos. Stigberget Stamp och Press, 1987.

Sunday 15 May

Boat trip to Runmarö in the archipelago and a visit to Master Book Binder Johanna Röjgård and author/entomologist Fredrik Sjöberg.

Above: I. Walton & Ch. Cotton, The Complete Angler. Full morocco binding, leather onlays and tooling, top edge gilt. Bound 1984. Binding by Johanna Röjgård.

Accommodation will be arranged at the Connect Hotel:

Single room SEK 796 (appr. GBP 72)

Twin/double room SEK 1036 (appr. GBP 95)

Breakfast included

To book please contact no later than 28 April.

We are looking forward to seeing you in May!

Our thanks to FPBA members Gustaf Holgersson and Leif Lindén. — Paul Razzell

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