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The Library of Lost Books

Library of Birmingham cleared out many old books when they moved to new premises in 2013.

I took many of their discarded books and sent them out to book-artists across the UK. The returned books were transformed ~ works of art.

The project was partially crowd~funded and involved contributions of time and expertise from many people and volunteers. Sheaffer Pens funded the publication of a book about the project, which I wrote in conjunction with Jessica Glaser from Wolverhampton University, while photographer David Knight  volunteered his time to take the photographs.


After exhibiting at the Library of Birmingham LoLB toured to other regions of the UK.

The collection is now archived at the University of Wolverhampton. 

The Library of Lost Books was seen by over 15,000 people before it closed in 2014.

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