Carlisle – The Hidden Lives of Books

Event Details

  • Location: Carlisle Cathedral
  • Address: The Abbey, Carlisle, CA3 8TZ
  • Start date: 11th July 2023
  • End date: 24th August 2023
  • Times: 9am - 4pm
  • Entry fee: Free

Discover the untold stories hidden within the layers of Carlisle Cathedral’s historic book collection.

By looking at evidence extracted from books’ bindings, annotations, decoration and provenance, this exhibition reveals how they were used, traded, read and dispersed over hundreds of years.

This exhibition is a rare opportunity to explore the Cathedral’s historic library.