Felt-makers at work, by Robert Hooke

Archives into books

25 November 2013 by

Opening a parcel and unwrapping a new book is one of the pleasures of the librarianly life. When the book…

‘Donati's Comet, 1858’: frontispiece to 'Sun, Moon and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners' by Agnes Giberne (London, 1910), an astronomical text-book for children.

Watch the skies!

15 February 2013 by

Well, today is certainly a lively day in the heavens, what with meteors over Russia and the close approach of…