Adopt a Book

Adopt a Book


Give a gift that inspires. Adopt a book for yourself or for the book lover in your life, whether to celebrate a birthday or give as a festive gift.*

Adopt a classic title for £40 and:

• choose from a range of much-loved titles 

• receive a decorative card* showing an early edition of your title

• personalise your e-certificate with an optional message to your recipient.

You'll be helping us preserve our collection for future generations.

Choose your title 


If you're celebrating a special person or occasion, consider making a lasting connection with us today. Adopt your favourite book from £1,000 and: 

• choose from our extensive collection, including rare and early editions

• protect your book by housing it in a specialist conservation box

• make a bookplate dedication that will last for the lifetime of the box 

• enjoy a special tour of our Centre for Conservation.

You'll be helping us care for the collection items that most urgently need our attention. Donations only support the conservation of your title where agreed. 

For more information about bespoke adoptions, please contact Lucy Richardson at or
+44 (0)20 7412 7748.