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The London Library, founded in 1841, is the UK's leading literary institution. With more than one million books and periodicals in over 50 languages, the collection includes works from the 16th century to the latest publications. Membership is open to everyone.

The Collection

The London Library holds a remarkable collection of over one million books and periodicals and around 8000 new volumes are added annually. It includes some astonishing rarities and a uniquely eclectic mix of titles

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"NO PLACE I KNOW BETTER EMBODIES THE ROMANCE OF BOOKS"

Simon Callow

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