Month: January 2014

What are your five meaningful books?

Posted on 31/01/2014

Author of The Copper Promise and Folio Membership Secretary Jen Williams discusses the five books that have had the most impact on her. A while ago on Twitter, looking to speed up a tedious bus journe …


Illustrating Finnegans Wake

Posted on 24/01/2014

The Folio Society’s edition of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has just been published – discover John Vernon Lord’s exceptional illustrations and look inside his fascinating notebooks. ‘I have put the l …


Judging a book by its cover

Posted on 20/01/2014

The Folio Society has been sponsoring the Designer Bookbinding Competition since 1990. The aims of the Competition are ‘to encourage professionals, amateurs and students to produce originally designed …


Why I love books with stories to tell

Posted on 09/01/2014

When I was 18 I came to be studying for an English Lit A-Level in what I’ll politely describe as one of Derbyshire’s least cheerful towns. With my friends far away, I fended off the gloom by spending …