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Cheltenham Literature Festival

We may be half-way through the summer but today brings a welcome reminder that festival season is far from over. The full programme for this year’s Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (7-16 October) has just been released and as usual the line up looks fantastic – not least because it includes a great range of British Museum Press events!  From illustrated talks to curator lectures and children’s story telling sessions we’ll be at the festival from 13-15th October.

The full programme is available here or read the rest of this entry for details of all British Museum Press events:

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Retail Recommends

Specialist booksellers from the British Museum Bookshop give their recommendations for the best illustrated titles across art, archaeology history and world cultures. This week Sandra and Akemi pick their favourite gift books:

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Look Here is a little book filled with big surprises! This wordless book is a playful take on the museums’ collection which invites you to explore the visual idiosyncrasies and  connections across cultures and time in a witty way. Parents and children alike will love it.” – Sandra


” Illustrated with beautiful paintings, the Haiku Animals anthology is full of warm, nostalgic stories that will instantly transport any reader to old time Japan.” – Akemi, bookseller

Want to tell the world about your favourite BMP title? We’re always happy to hear that our books are well-loved, so why not post your recommendations below…