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World Book Day 2024

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Have you discovered the Leo Baeck Institute London’s Library? Our unique collection contains over 4,500 books, 30 metres of journals, and 2,400 pamphlets. This treasure trove encompasses works in German, Hebrew, Italian, and English, offering a multilingual exploration of German-Jewish heritage. 

Examples from the collection include a Mahzor dating back to 1784, providing insight into traditional liturgical practices, and a complete set of the Bücherei des Schocken Verlags book series from the 1930s, offering a glimpse into pre-war Jewish literature. 

The library also includes the LBI London’s own academic publications: the LBI Year Book, the Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts, and the German Jewish Cultures book series. 

This invaluable resource is housed at Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End library and is open for everyone to access. Due to the unique nature of the collection, items are available for reference only in the Archives Reading Room. To explore these literary treasures, simply email the Archives and Special Collections team ([email protected]) to book an appointment. 

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