Love Big Books Exhibition

Love Big Books exhibition

Dates: 2nd November – 17th November 2017

Location: Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX.


An exhibition of work by 22 of the region’s visual artists, writers, performers, dancers and musicians, who have created artistic responses to the City Library’s rarely seen collection of ‘Fifth-Sized’ books.

These outsized volumes that few know the existence of, cover all sorts of subjects and their size alone is what brings them together in their own small corner of the building. These wonderful objects deserve wider appreciation and have provided the inspiration and the context for the artists to make new work.

The creation and exhibition of new work in association with Newcastle Libraries has been generously funded by Arts Council England. A complementary programme of creative workshops is running concurrently with the exhibition – for further information please see the Activities page.