St Brides Library

The read­ing room at St Brides Library is open every Wednes­day. You can book a 3‑hour slots (12:00–3:00 or 3:30–6:30), by email­ing library@sbf.org.uk.

Adana printing courses at St Brides

St Bride’s Foun­da­tion are run­ning their one day cours­es on using an Adana plat­en press, includ­ing hand type­set­ting and print­ing, as well as prac­ti­cal points regard­ing main­te­nance of the press, work­shop man­age­ment and what to look out for when pur­chas­ing equip­ment. They are run­ning on 12 & 26 Jan­u­ary, and 23 Feb­ru­ary. More details of […]

St Bride at 125

An exhi­bi­tion cel­e­brat­ing the first 125 years of St Bride Library is run­ning from Decem­ber 1 2021–March 1 2022. The exhi­bi­tion will pro­vide a pot­ted his­to­ry of the St Bride Foun­da­tion, demon­strat­ing the vital role of the library and high­light­ing the activ­i­ties of the Foun­da­tion, includ­ing the pur­­pose-built print school, sport­ing and social clubs. For […]

Justin Howes Memorial Lecture 2021

John Hud­son will give the Justin Howes Memo­r­i­al Lec­ture at St Brides Library on Thurs­day 20 May at 7pm. His talk is enti­tled The com­mand­ed let­ter: writ­ing, engrav­ing and typog­ra­phy in eigh­­teenth-cen­­tu­ry Lon­don. For more details and infor­ma­tion about how to book see the St Bride’s website.

Lecture on Jan Tschichold and typography

On Thurs­day 29 April at 7pm, Paul Stir­ton will give a talk via zoom on Jan Tschi­chold and the new typog­ra­phy. For more details and infor­ma­tion about how to book see the St Bride’s website.

St Brides: online event

On Wednes­day 10 Feb­ru­ary at 7pm, Agyei Archer will give a talk via zoom enti­tled Do it like you do it , explor­ing the val­ue of ver­nac­u­lar design in the Eng­lish-speak­ing Caribbean. For more details and infor­ma­tion about how to book see the St Bride’s website.

Open House at St Bride’s

St Bride Foun­da­tion, just off Fleet Street, hous­es the his­to­ry of print and the skills that made the area the undis­put­ed home of print­ing and pub­lish­ing in Lon­don. Tour the print­ing work­shop, his­toric rooms, and famous library at this Open House event on 20 Sep­tem­ber 2020. Free entrance (pre-reg­is­­tra­­tion required) through the St Brides website.

St Bride’s Library is reopening

St Bride’s Library has re-opened to per­son­al vis­i­tors on by aapoint­ment only on Wednes­days. Appoint­ments can be booked by email­ing library@sbf.org.uk and will be allo­cat­ed on a first come first served basis. Vis­i­tors must book a 3‑hour slot (either 12:00–3:00 or 3:30 – 6:30pm) and there is a lim­it of 10 items per per­son. Full […]

St Brides opening in March

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 4 March and Wednes­day 18 March from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) 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 […]

St Brides Opening in February

St Bride’s Library will be open on Wednes­day 5 Feb­ru­ary and Wednes­day 19 Feb­ru­ary from 12 noon – 8pm. Email in advance (library@sbf.org.uk) 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 […]