The Lit & Phil Library

£159.00

Image size: 495.00 x 345.00 mm

Limited edition of 95

The Lit & Phil stands for the Literary and Philosophical Society which was founded in 1793 as a place for the people of the North East to meet, talk and learn. Its members were many of the leading thinkers and innovators of their day and early presidents included Robert Stephenson,Lord Armstrong and Joseph Swan.

The present building was opened in 1825 and the magnificent reading rooms remain largely unchanged today. Sadly, many folk in the region are not aware of its existence and are truly missing out on this outstanding resource for learning.

Today, the Lit & Phil is the largest independent library outside of London housing over 150,000 books.  In 2012 I visited the Lit & Phil in Newcastle for the first time and was captivated by this extraordinary library.

The building is in constant need of tender loving care to maintain its status as a landmark building with an extraordinary library.

An exhibition of some of my paintings was held at the Lit & Phil on Friday 6th July 2012 for a month with a portion of sales given to the fundraising cause.

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The Lit & Phil Watercolour Print | prints of Newcastle – Alan Reed

Lit & Phil Newcastle

The Literary and Philosophical Society  was founded in 1793 as a place for the people of the North East to meet, talk and learn. Its members were many of the leading thinkers and innovators of their day and early presidents included Robert Stephenson,Lord Armstrong and Joseph Swan.

The present building was opened in 1825 and the magnificent reading rooms remain largely unchanged today. Sadly, many folk in the region are not aware of its existence and are truly missing out on this outstanding resource for learning.

Today, the Lit & Phil is the largest independent library outside of London housing over 150,000 books.  In 2012 I visited the Lit & Phil in Newcastle for the first time and was captivated by this extraordinary library.

The building is in constant need of tender loving care to maintain its status as a landmark building with an extraordinary library.

An exhibition of some of my paintings was held at the Lit & Phil on Friday 6th July 2012 for a month with a portion of sales given to the fundraising cause.

Other sizes available please Contact

Newcastle Library

The Lit & Phil Library is free and open to all, but if you would like to support us by becoming a Member, you will be able to:

Borrow from over 200,000 books and CDs. Pay no fines for overdue books or CDs. You will be able to enjoy very generous loan periods. You will have access to Members’ only events and priority booking. And use the Committee Room and Reference Room. Take advantage of free WiFi, and receive newsletters and other communications throughout the year.

We offer a variety of Membership packages, starting from £12 per year.  You can also spread the cost of your annual membership over 10 months by Direct Debit. For example, you can enjoy all the benefits of being an Ordinary Member for £15 per month for 10 months.

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Additional information

Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 345.00 × 495.00 cm

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