Herald article on Glasgow’s printing history

The Trust’s new Glas­gow Print trail leaflet was high­light­ed in sto­ries in yesterday’s Glas­gow Her­ald and Evening Times. The leaflet is avail­able through our online shop, price £5 includ­ing p&p.

Stationer’s Company archive now online

Pri­ma­ry sources from the archive of The Wor­ship­ful Com­pa­ny of Sta­tion­ers & News­pa­per Mak­ers, at Sta­tion­ers’ Hall in the City of Lon­don, have been digi­tised. The new Lit­er­ary Print Cul­ture web­site pro­vides access to a vast col­lec­tion of pri­ma­ry source doc­u­ments for the study of the his­to­ry of the book, pub­lish­ing his­to­ry, the his­to­ry of […]

Baskerville Society Grant Scheme

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions to the Baskerville Soci­ety small grant scheme (up to a max­i­mum of £250) is on 30 Sep­tem­ber 2017.  Appli­ca­tions are invit­ed from schol­ars, inde­pen­dent or affil­i­at­ed, who are either engaged in research con­nect­ed to the print­er and type­founder John Baskerville (1706–75), or whose work cov­ers print­ing his­to­ry or print cul­ture of […]

Talk on archives at Smail’s

Ian Rich­es, archivist for the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is giv­ing a lec­ture at 8pm tonight at St Ronan’s Wells in Inner­lei­then, where he will talk about the archive of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works as well as oth­er archives in the care of NTS. For more details see Smail’s web­site.

Centre for Printing History and Culture opens in Birmingham

The Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture was launched at an event enti­tled ‘Imprint­ing the Cen­tre’ in Birm­ing­ham on Wednes­day 25 Novem­ber. The Cen­tre is a joint ini­tia­tive between Birm­ing­ham City Uni­ver­si­ty and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Birm­ing­ham, con­sist­ing of researchers, her­itage pro­fes­sion­als and librar­i­ans, and seeks to encour­age research into all aspects and peri­ods of […]

Cossar Tales from Australia

An arti­cle about Cos­sar press­es in Aus­tralia and New Zealand has appeared in both the print and online ver­sions of GXPress. As well as the his­to­ry of the press there are rec­ol­lec­tions from print­ers who worked with the ‘Cos­sar Patent Flat Bed Web News­pa­per Print­ing Machine’, and Peter Cole­man lists an impres­sive num­ber of news­pa­per […]