Gifts and Books Day


Gifts and Books Day

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 Saturday 21 October 2023


 At the Weston Library

 Free, just drop in!

About the event

Enjoy hands-on activities, storytelling, taster talks and readings in this celebration of giving, books and stories.  

  • Contribute to our giant collaborative artwork and print your own themed keepsake.  
  • Dare you have a blind date with a book?  
  • Make a pop-up card and give a story inside
  • Take a tour of Gifts and Books with exhibition curator, Dr Nicholas Perkins  
  • Discover how books transform lives with charity Give a Book: Prison Reading Groups
  • 10% discount on the Gifts and Books exhibition book on the day in the Bodleian shop.


This event is held in Blackwell Hall at the Weston Library.

Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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In the shop

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Gifts and Books: From Early Myth to the Present
Nick Perkins

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Olaudah Equiano

The Gifts of Reading
Robert Macfarlane

Lady Macbeth brass bookmark


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