Second use of pictures for second round of Exeter’s rare books up for adoption

I recently saw that Exeter Library’s Adopt a Book initiative has launched a second series of ancient books for adoption and have been able to use the pictures that I took for the original launch back in December 2016 of Joanne Cousins, Senior Supervisor at Exeter Library who launched the conservation programme.

Joanne is pictured here holding the only book from the old Exeter Library that survived the German bombing of the City in 1942 during WWII. The other book pictured laid open, is the oldest book in Exeter’s Special Collections Archive, an Incunable from 1480 by Nicolaus Panormitanus de Tudeschis.

The aim to conserve or restore some of the 6000 books in the Library’s Special Collection, so they can go out on public display once again.

My pictures proved popular, gaining Libraries Unlimited generous coverage in the regional media and a very good show in The Times which inspired someone to call up after seeing the story in there and make a substantial donation.

It’s no secret, good pictures will attract readers to your stories on or offline.

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