Write about your book collection to win £500

Posted on 4 October 2018

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.

Launch event

We'll launch the 2019 Tony Fothergill Book Collecting Prize with light refreshments and an introduction from Tony Fothergill (Ken Spelman Books). As Tony will be bringing some of his own collection along, you'll have the opportunity to see some beautiful and rare antiquarian books.

  • Monday 29 October, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • LFA/144, Library Fairhurst Building
  • Everyone is welcome to attend

About the prize

This prize, offered by the Library in conjunction with Ken Spelman Books and the Friends of the Library and Archives, is intended to encourage student book collectors. All of our undergraduates and postgraduates (part-time and full-time) can enter for the chance to win £500 and take part in the Antiquarian Booksellers Association National Book Collecting Prize.

Find out more, including details of the closing date, eligibility, and judging criteria:

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

The winner of the 2018 prize was History PhD student Sky Duthie - the theme of his collection is Animals in Print c.1700-1900. Sky said:

"It was an absolute pleasure to be involved in the 2018 Fothergill Book Collecting Prize. Fun and encouraging throughout, it was a great way to engage and enthuse with others about a variety of topics as presented through books in their various roles as literary, intellectual, cultural, artistic, emotional and physical entities."