Author Archives: Zoe Finlay

Maternity Leave Announcement

I’m delighted to announce that my husband and I are expecting our second child at the end of May! As I expect to be going on maternity leave around the end of April, I’m afraid I’m now unable to accept further … Continue reading

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Next Talk; ‘An Introduction to Paper Conservation’, 23rd February 2016

I’m really looking forward to giving my next talk, ‘An Introduction to Paper Conservation’ as it will not only be to a group of skilled bookbinders but also it’ll be within the beautiful 19th century surroundings of the Literary and Philosophical … Continue reading

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Friends of the Laing talk

It was a full house at yesterday’s talk, ‘An Introduction to Paper Conservation’ which I presented to 70 Friends of the Laing members at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle. Thank you to everyone who came to hear me and for all your very positive … Continue reading

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An Impressive Italian Library!

I’ve been sorting through my summer holiday photos of our fantastic trip to Italy, and I thought I’d share with you my pictures of the magnificent illuminated manuscripts which once belonged to Pope Enea Silvio Piccolomini. The manuscripts, (or MSS), are housed … Continue reading

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Tynemouth Second hand and Antiquarian Book Fair; 18th October 2015

The fourth and final Tynemouth Book Fair of 2015 takes place on Sunday 18th October. Arrive early to find the best bargains and browse a huge range of books from the booksellers of Yorkshire, the North East and beyond.  

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Mind the Gap…

A recent trip to London wouldn’t have felt complete without popping into the immense British Museum, a highlight of which for me is the Reading Room. Although unfortunately it’s currently closed, it’s well worth a visit should you get the … Continue reading

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York PBFA Book Fair; 18th/19th September, 2015

The annual York PBFA, (Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association),  book fair will take place in York over the 18th and 19th September at its usual venue of the Racecourse. Easily the largest and most important northern England book fair of the year, this two-floor event … Continue reading

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