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ADOPT A BOOK

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The perfect Valentine’s Day gift for book lovers

On Valentine’s Day, celebrate your loved one by adopting a London Library book in their name. Choose a subject close to your Valentine’s heart, or select a favourite book that you have enjoyed together. Adopting a London Library book helps support the collection and is the perfect way to say ‘I love you’ to a bibliophile. As the Library never removes books from the collection the adopted book will remain on the shelves and the Valentine's gift will last for generations.

Adopt a New Book for £50

Each year The London Library develops the collection with over 8,000 new books. The gift includes:

  • The recipient’s name on a bookplate inside a new book
  • A personalised letter for the recipient
  • A set of five London Library postcards
  • A private tour of the Library for the recipient and a guest with the opportunity to see the bookplate in situ

Adopt a Favourite Book for £250

Choose a book by a favourite author, about a memorable place or on a subject that means the world to the recipient. The gift includes:

  • The recipient’s name on a bookplate inside a favourite book
  • A personalised letter for the recipient
  • A set of five London Library postcards
  • A London Library A6 notebook
  • A private tour of the Library for the recipient and a guest with the opportunity to see the bookplate in situ
    * Opportunity for a Valentine’s Day tour of the Library if ordered before 9/2/17

Search the Library’s catalogue for the book you'd like to adopt.

Buy the perfect gift for book lovers online, or contact the Library on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 7766 4795. You can also support the Library by donating to our 175th Anniversary Appeal or the Book Fund.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Please note that although we endeavour to fulfil your book of choice for Adopt a Favourite Book some books may already have existing bookplates. Where this occurs we will suggest a suitable alternative.
  2. Please allow up to three months for your bookplate to be placed in the book.
  3. If you have a preferred subject or area of interest when adopting a new book please let us know. Please note that if a subject is specified we cannot guarantee the bookplate will be in place within three months.
  4. Tours must be booked in advance and are dependent on Library staff availability.
  5. Valentine’s Day tours are subject to availability.

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Lady Antonia Fraser

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