Tart Card Competition

‘Tart cards’ are the means by which London prostitutes advertise their services. Type Magazine and Wallpaper invite you to have some graphic fun and support the St. Bride Library in the process by designing your very own tart card and submitting it in a...

17th century English recipe books

News from London’s Wellcome Library: The Wellcome Library’s first venture into full-text digitization is underway with the 74 17th-century and earlier manuscripts from their collection of receipt (recipe)  books. These contain household medicinal and culinary...

UNESCO to launch the World Digital Library on April 21

UNESCO and 32 partner institutions will launch the World Digital Library, a website that features unique cultural materials from libraries and archives from around the world, at UNESCO Headquarters on 21 April. The site will include manuscripts, maps, rare books,...