Write about your book collection to win £500

Posted on 11 October 2017

Do you have more than ten books? Then you're a book collector! The Tony Fothergill Book Collecting Prize is your chance to tell the world about your collection. The winner will receive £500 and entry to the National Book Collecting Prize.


Sky Duthie's winning book collection, 'Animals in Print c.1700-1900'

There will be an opportunity to learn more at the 2019 Book Collecting Prize launch event which will be held in October.

The prize is offered by the Library in conjunction with Ken Spelman Books and the Friends of the Library and Archives (FOLA). It's intended to encourage the collecting of books, printed, and/or manuscript materials by students of the University. All undergraduates and postgraduates of the University, both part-time and full-time, are encouraged to enter. The winner will automatically be entered in the National Book Collecting Prize, alongside the winners of similar competitions already established at other leading universities.

This year's winner of the prize is History PhD student Sky Duthie. The theme of the winning collection is Animals in Print c.1700-1900. Sky will now go forward to the Antiquarian Booksellers Association national book collecting prize.

You can find out more about the prize, including details of the closing date, eligibility, and judging criteria, at: