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International Kelmscott Press Day – 26 June 2021

Posted on June 24, 2021

On June 26th, 2021, our colleagues at The William Morris Society in the United States are organizing International Kelmscott Press Day, a celebration commemorating the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Kelmscott Press and the 125th anniversary of the publication of the Press’s edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer.

Libraries, museums, and other institutions that own the Kelmscott Chaucer or other Kelmscott titles and related materials are encouraged to create digital and in-person displays, host activities such as talks and printing demonstrations, commission and show work by contemporary book artists and printers, or create any other type of event or content they think appropriate for the occasion. View the full schedule of online and in-person events here.

We are delighted to co-host an online lecture with the Institute of English Studies at the University of London. Learn more and book here. And do have a look at the Senate House Library blog which celebrates this anniversary, The Book Beautiful: Celebrating William Morris’ Kelmscott Press.

Individuals are also encouraged to follow along and share their love for the Kelmscott Press!

You can join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #KelmscottPressDay