The University of Glasgow Library: Friendly Shelves

A new, gloriously illustrated book.

Founded under King James II in 1451, Glasgow University and its fledgling library has developed across the centuries from the Renaissance and the Reformation, through the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution, to become one of the major universities of the world.    The Library stands high, physically on University Avenue, and on the shoulders of those who have gone before, in the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and for the benefit of all. The Digital Revolution, equal to the fifteenth-century invention of the printing press which democratised learning, is enabling the Library to unlock its many treasures and make them more widely available here and overseas. Read all about it, and enjoy the visual delights!

  • Renaissance & Reformation
  •  Enlightenment Emerges
  •  Industrial Expansion & Migration
  •  War, Peace & Opportunity
  • New Horizons
  • Unique & Distinctive Collections

Full colour, 288 pages, Art paper, 250 illustrations.
Hardback  £25, Softback  £20, E-book  £18

Available from bookshops including Glasgow University Gift Shops, John Smith`s Bookshop on campus, the University Library main reception desk, Hyndland Bookshop, and Waterstone`s of Sauchiehall Street.

How to Buy

IN PERSON – Glasgow University Gift Shops, open 7 days a week
phone –  0141 330 5511    GU Gift Shops

ONLINE – choose below:

Hardback – UK & Europe: £25  Buy Now Button

Softback – UK & Europe: £20   Buy Now Button

Hardback – Rest of World: £35   Buy Now Button

Softback – Rest of World: £30   Buy Now Button

Published by The Friends of Glasgow University Library in association with the University Library. All prices from Glasgow University Gift Shop are inclusive of postage. Major credit and debit cards, including Paypal, are accepted by the Shop.

All proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the Library to support its programme of public engagement.