Archives for August 2019

Quarto Press open for Perth Doors Open Days

The Quar­to Press will be open for vis­i­tors for Perth Doors Open week­end Sat­ur­day 7‑Sunday 8 Sep­tem­ber from 10am to 5pm. See and try your hand at his­tor­i­cal let­ter­press print­ing, view rare machin­ery, includ­ing type­cast­ers and press­es, and dozens of old gad­gets and objects from the trade. Option­al tours will be avail­able (no book­ing required). […]

St Bride’s Library opening in September 2019

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 4 Sep­tem­ber and Wednes­day 18 Sep­tem­ber from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance ( to let the library know that you intend to vis­it as space in the Read­ing Room is lim­it­ed. Check the online cat­a­logue and email a list of titles you wish to see at […]

Lecture on John Southward

Ursu­la Jef­fries has been research­ing the archive of John South­ward – a nine­teenth cen­tu­ry jour­nal­ist and writer who focused on all aspects of print. She will give a lec­ture on his ‘Adven­tures in 19th Cen­tu­ry Print and Jour­nal­ism’ on 17 Sep­tem­ber at 7pm. For more details and how to book, see the St Bride’s website

Read about the Cossar Press at National Museums Scotland

The Crieff Cos­sar news­pa­per print­ing machine was moved to the Nation­al Muse­ums Col­lec­tion Cen­tre at Granton in June, and you can now read all about the project on the Nation­al Muse­ums’ web­site. You can read more about the sto­ry of the press and the Trust’s involve­ment with it on our own website.