The exhibition at Maggs Bros. Ltd.

   Maggs Bros.Ltd. in Bedford Square

Maggs Bros.Ltd. is one of the worlds largest and oldest antiquarian booksellers, established in 1853.
For a long time the shop was in Berkeley Square and it was well known as a haunted shop. I am not sure that it was true or not, however, in the last two or so years Maggs Bros Ltd have moved their premises to Bedford Square (Mags Bros.Ltd also have another shop in Mayfair). As I mentioned in the last months blog, Designer Bookbinders had an opportunity to exhibit works during the London Craft Week in the front room of the Magg Bros.shop in Bedford Square. A lot of people attended the private view with Rachel Ward Sale giving her first public address as the new president of DB. The exhibition was great success and the exhibition has been extended for a while.
Maggs Bros. Ltd has a modern, purpose built series of book shelves that offer an ideal display for books. There is no front glass, therefore people can see more detail of the books, also the binders will be able to handle and show their work to the guests. In addition the shelves and the room in general has high quality movable heat insulating spotlights that one is able to focus. The books were displayed relatively high, so the binders did not worry about wine from the guests during the private view. When I went to the exhibition the last day of London Craft Week, in spite of Sunday, visitors came to the shop.
If you would like to know more about Maggs Bros.Ltd., please visit the website as below.



The entrance of Maggs Bros.Ltd. 

The DB exhibition in the front room of the Magg Bros.Ltd. shop


The DB exhibition in the front room of the Magg Bros.Ltd. shop

The DB exhibition in the front room of the Magg Bros.Ltd. shop