We are a thriving Independent Historic Library and Educational Charity, welcoming new members of all ages.
We are open as usual: Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-4pm.
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Give someone a gift

Our Adopt a book gift package is the perfect present for any book-lover.

With our bespoke gift package you can adopt a special book or drawing for a friend or loved one and treat them to a private tour for two of the Institution followed by tea/coffee and cake and a take-home souvenir – a truly memorable experience for any book-lover.

Whether you choose a book by a favourite author or on a subject of interest, or a print or drawing, for example of a special place, it is your gift to give. You can search our collections of books and prints and drawings online. If you cannot find what you are looking for please email us and we can help you find something to suit. If your choice of book or drawing has already been adopted we will suggest another option.

What your gift package includes
Adoptions are made once and for always. For £45 your friend or relative receives a personalised bookplate in their adopted book and an e-certificate, and their name is entered in our Benefactors Book. They also have the opportunity to see their adopted book in situ on a private tour for two of the Institution, followed by tea/coffee and cake in the Courtenay Room or garden, and a take-home souvenir.

Recipients of the gift package are invited to our annual Adopt a Book event where they will be able to learn more about the positive impact of your donation to the Institution.

Give a gift

  • Your details

  • Your adopted book or drawing