The British Library

Quirky books and gifts for the curious and literary minded.

The British Library
The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest research libraries. It provides world-class information services to the academic, business, research and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection. The Library’s collection has developed over 250 years and exceeds 150 million separate items representing every age of written civilisation. It includes books, journals, manuscripts, maps, stamps, music, patents, photographs, newspapers and sound recordings in all written and spoken languages.


Shop
The award-winning British Library shop at our St Pancras site in London provides a curated range of gifts and books inspired by our collection, our building, and beyond.


For bookworms, library lovers, stationery aficionados and almost everyone in between, the ranges presented here have been carefully devised and developed by our small, in-house Buying Team and, in places, by selected design partners.

‘Quirky gifts for the curious and literary minded’ is our ethos for all product development.


Our Gifts