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The First Folio: a compositor speaks

9 November 2023

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays, the Bodleian Bibliographical Press offers a type reproduction of the first page of the first play in that...

Good and bad printing

27 October 2023

Francesca Galligan, Assistant Librarian, Rare Books, Bodleian Libraries Each autumn, university students and members of the public embark on their type-setting and printing journeys...

BOOKNESS speaks to Paul Johnson

16 October 2023

In the first episode of the second series of BOOKNESS, the Bodleian team speaks to book artist Paul Johnson about his work Dies Natalis. Listen to the episode here. If you take a conventional...

BOOKNESS is back for series 2!

16 October 2023

The Bodleian Library in Oxford has books. Lots of books. But also books that don’t look like books. Books that self-destruct. Books that decay. Join librarian Jo Maddocks and conservator...