Posted on 4 October 2018
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.
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:
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."