Printed books

by Fiona Noonan, Preservation Assistant We are all drawn to books for different reasons – Stories, Authors, Illustrations and Bindings. So, when those of us working on The Clean Sweep Project were asked to write posts for the NLI Blog on books that stood out for us, I immediately made a mental list of the [...]


by Giada Gelli, Preservation Assistant As the cleaning of the Thom Collection drew to an end yesterday, we thought it fair to take a moment to talk about its beauty and richness. This stunning collection of some 3,900 volumes was the personal library of Alexander Thom (1801-79) – Thom’s Directories anyone? – and was donated [...]


by Justin Furlong, Acquisitions Librarian Have you ever read The Picture of Dorian Gray in Arabic? John Banville in Japanese? Perhaps you would prefer Colum McCann’s IMPAC award winning novel Let the Great World Spin in Danish? Or how about Eoin Colfer’s children’s book, Benny & Omar, in Hebrew? Anne Enright in Latvian, John Connolly [...]

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