The British Library has the world’s greatest collection of books, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, music, pictures and stamps. However, many of these items are deteriorating from age and overuse. Right now it would take us over 100 years just to cope with present conservation needs and each year this need grows. We must do something now to prevent our literary heritage from vanishing before our eyes.
What can you do
For as little as £25, you can play an important role in the conservation of our national treasures. The books available for adoption have been recently conserved and your donation will go towards the conservation of more books in need. Adopting a book couldn’t be easier. Follow these three simple steps:
- Step 1: Choose a title from our lists
Full book list
- Step 2: Decide on the level of donation
- Step 3: Complete our simple and secure form
Adopt a book as a a gift
Adopt a Book is the perfect gift idea for those special occasions. From our extensive list, you can select a friend’s favourite book for their birthday, a romantic title to celebrate a wedding, or even a children’s book to mark the birth of a new baby.