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Shakespeare @ the Library

The Birmingham Shakespeare Collection offers access to more than 44,000 books as well as magazines and DVDs. You will also find many treasures including photos, posters, theatre programmes, scrapbooks, illustrations as well a copy of the first folio printed in 1623. 
 

Shakespearian almanac 1881

Highly Valued Treasures and Exceptional Illustrated Books

The collection features many treasures including the unique Forrest Collection, Turner, Pearson, and Bennett Collections as well as a copy of the First Folio printed in 1623.
The Tempest

Shakespeare Collection Gallery

Just a few of the images available in the Shakespeare Collection.
Bottom serenades Titania

Shakespeare and Love

Shakespeare has captured the spirit of love, its highs and lows, and the beauty of falling in love in some of the most poetical lines ever written.
Kenneth Wicksteed as Touchstone in Shakespeare's As You like It

Shakespeare and Comedy

Although Shakespeare lived and wrote some 400 years ago, his sharp observations of human nature are still very true and valid today. No more so they appeal to us than in his comedy plays. From the merely foolish to the crafty, practical jokers and hy
Ira Aldridge as Othello

Shakespeare and the Theatre

The comprehensive collection of Shakespeare’s production, both amateur and professional contains over 6,000 photographs, 10,000 programmes, 15,000 playbills and an enormous collection of newspaper cuttings.
Japanese edition of Anthony and Cleopatra

Foreign Shakespeare

The Birmingham Shakespeare Library is Britain’s most important Shakespeare collection, and one of the two most important Shakespeare collections in the world.
Shakespeare Memorial Room

Shakespeare Memorial Room

Created and designed to house the Shakespeare Memorial Library by John Henry Chamberlain in 1882, a founder member of Our Shakespeare Club.

Upcoming Events

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Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

The Enduring Eye Exhibition

Fri 28 April 2017, 11:00am

Stay and Play @Picturebooks

Stay & Play @Picturebooks

Tue 02 May 2017, 11:00am

Noise of Ice - Copyright Enzo Barracco

The Noise of Ice (please note change to date and time)

Sat 06 May 2017, 11:30am

Ernest Shackleton Exhibition

Screening of ‘South’

Sat 06 May 2017, 2:00pm

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