by Kevin Lo / 18 Aug 2014 - Atlas Obscura
St. Bride Library
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE
Within an 1894 brick Victorian building, the St. Bride Library specializes in "something for everyone in the world of graphics." This means more than 50,000 books on printing techniques, visual styles, typography, graphic design, and calligraphy, as well as a massive store of artifacts spanning the 17th to the 20th centuries, including wood blocks, copper plates, and lithographic stones. A strong smell of ink permeates the space, so you can get a whiff of the history of hundreds of years of printed word.
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