Saturday 14th April, Sunday 15th April, Monday 16th April, 2018

Sale of Norfolk books from the Birkbeck Library formerly at West-Acre High House

Sale included a fine large paper set of Blomefields History of Norfolk, 19th Century & antiquities of Kings Lynn (Hillen, Richards, Taylor), Thetford (Martin), Cromer (Bartell), Fenland Churches (19th C. photos), Fincham, Foulsham, Holkham Hall, Gayton, Attleborough, Gt. Yarmouth, Norwich (castle, cathedral, gates, antiquities), Norfolk (histories, churches, Broads, agriculture etc) plus many other titles.

Also, books about the Colman & Gurney families including rare Birds of Norfolk by Gurney.

   

 

Saturday 30th September
 Collection of books from the library of a Norfolk collector.
 
 
  
 

Please click here to see catalogue.

  


 

Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th, 2017
 
 NORWICH 1945 to 1960: A JOURNEY FROM AUSTERITY TO PROSPERITY:
 

In association with Frances and Michael Holmes, this fascinating exhibition will give an intriguing glimpse into life in Norwich over an eventful period. Featuring photographs, games, newspapers, books, memorabilia etc., it will take you back to a time when Norwich was a manufacturing city, when roads were dominated by bicycles, war-damaged buildings were being repaired and the Samson & Hercules Ballroom rocked to the big-band sound.

Some of the lovely messages left by our visitors to the exhibition, too many to list them all.

"You have my toys on display! Very well done" - Pevans

"Extremely interesting glimpse into the past" - Mr & Mrs Geldavel

"Interesting - good memories. Thank you" - D. Bowen

"How times change" - N&S Schofield

"Brilliant - brought back memories" - L. Bradfield

 


  

Thursday 16th February to Sunday 12th March, 2017
 
 
EXHIBITION OF A LARGE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF ART BOOKS

 


Thursday 19th January to Sunday 12th February, 2017
 
 
EXHIBITION OF A LARGE PRIVATE COLLECTION
OF BOOKS ABOUT THE FIRST WORLD WAR
 
Please click on the link to see the editorial spread that appeared in the Easter Daily Press regarding this exhibition.
http://www.edp24.co.uk/features/rare_first_world_war_book_collection_goes_on_show_in_norwich_1_4861287
 
   
 
   

 

From Friday 16th September

 

BROADS CATALOGUE PART 4

 

 

Click here to view catalogue


 

Thursday 8th September to Sunday 11th September

 

MORE THAN A CENTURY OF STYLE IN NORWICH

We would like to say a huge thank you to the wonderful ladies from the C&TA for creating such a wonderful exhibition. It was enjoyed by every person who visited.

In conjunction with the Heritage Open Days and the Costume and Textile Association (C&TA), we exhibited a stunning collection of Norwich Shawls, antique costume from the 1880's, needlework tools and sewing machines including the personal history of the items and their connection to Norwich. Enthusiastic members from the C&TA were available throughout the opening times of the exhibition to answer questions, discuss the history of textiles or just to have a chat, including Helen Hoyte MBE, author of 'The History of Norwich Shawls' (her times are yet to be confirmed).

For more information on the Costume and Textile Association, please visit their website

 www.ctacostume.org.uk

 
 
   
 

  

        

      

Heritage Open Days is the Country's largest heritage festival with around 5,000 events, over 40,000 volunteers and more than three million visitors taking part. Celebrating local history, architecture and culture, the four day event offers everyone the chance to see hidden places and experience something new - all of which are completely free to explore.

 

Heritage Open Days operates as part of the National Trust with funding from players of People's Postcard Lottery. Established in 1994, it is England's contribution to the European Heritage Days, which is held annually in September in 50 signatory states to the European Cultural Convention.
For more information and to fin our about events across England visit
  www.hertiageopendays.org.uk  

Some of the lovely messages left by our visitors to the exhibition, too many to list them all.

"Wonderful C&TA exhibition, thank you" - Sarah

"Hearing about winding clamps, very interesting" - Barbara

"Very knowledgeable staff"  - Jayne

"Small space but amazing collection. Interesting, enjoyable, would like to see more"  - L. Ellis

"The wonderful Norwich Shawls - well exhibited. Thank you for raising the shawl profile!" - Audrey

"Very interesting and well displayed" - Rosemary

"Interesting, helpful advice, a lost art relived" - Marion 

 


 

 July 22nd - August 12th 2016

From the library of a collector

CATALOGUE OF NORFOLK & SUFFOLK BROADS BOOKS

PART 3 1910-1953

 

 

 

   

 

Some scarce titles now available to view and purchase in our upstairs exhibition room.

Or click here to view catalogue on-line

A comical message left by one of our customers

"Found out I'm worth a bob or two" - Roy


 

July 1st - July 17th 2016

From the library of a collector

CATALOGUE OF NORFOLK & SUFFOLK BROADS BOOKS

PART 2 1890-1910

 

 

Some scarce titles now available to view and purchase in our upstairs exhibition room.

Click  HERE to see catalogue

 

 


April 30th - May 15th 2016 

SALE OF ARTISTS

LIBRARY OF ART BOOKS

Selection of artists, exhibitions, price guidelines and small selection of 'How to' books.

 


  April 12th - April 26th 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

NORWICH PHOTOGRAPHERS

We were so excited to welcome back this very talented group of local photographers.

Some photographs of the stunning photographs!

 

 

 

 

Some of the lovely messages left by our visitors to the exhibition

"Wow, what a talented group of people. Very calming exhibition" - Jules

"Nice exhibition with high standard, enjoyed my visit" - Abigail

"Well done everybody"  - Helen

"Another splendid exhibition - congratulations"  - Annette

"An inspiration to me to try harder" - Charles


 
February 19th - March 6th 2016
 
FROM THE LIBRARY OF A COLLECTOR;
GREAT YARMOUTH AND ARTHUR H. PATTERSON BOOKS 
 
This exhibition had many people excited and a

 

very extensive list of people who requested a catalogue.

 

The sale was a success as we had a lot of

 

rare and scarce books

 

and many people came to view the collection as they may

 

never get the chance to see some of the books again.

 

 

  

Click here to view the catalogue

 


Saturday 22nd August - 27th September 2015

COLLECTION OF ART BOOKS

A large collection of Art Books from a private collector available to view and purchase.

New Art Books will also be available to view and purchase.

  


 


SATURDAY 18TH JULY - SUNDAY 16TH AUGUST 2015

 CATALOGUE OF NORFOLK BOOKS

Click here for the PDF version.

     

All books were available to view and purchase in our upstairs exhibition room.

This proved to be a very popular sale with many happy customers finding local books they had been searching for, for years.


 


FRIDAY 3RD MAY - FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2015

Great Yarmouth in Print

An exhibition of rare books, pamphlets & ephemera relating to Yarmouth & Gorleston dating from the early 18th Century to the 20th Century.

    

 

  

 

 

   Some pictures of our superb exhibition.

Another one we are very proud of.

 

 


Tuesday 10th March - Tuesday 24th March 2015

We were pleased to welcome back

Norwich Photographers

  

 

  

 

A selection of photos of the Norwich Photographers exhibition.

Another amazing exhibition held by these talented individuals. 

 


January 2nd - March 3rd 2015

 We held a half price second - hand book.

As always, it proved very popular and was actually extended.

Brian Lewis prints remained on sale.

  


15th November 2014- onwards

 

We were really pleased to welcome

back the highly successful local artist

BRIAN LEWIS

This was his most successful exhibition

to date and we have now decided to

have his work on permanent display (well almost...)

 


11th October - 26th October 2014

 

We held another highly successful Norfolk Book sale. 


14th June -  13th July 2014

The Art of the Fishing Club Menus

   

  

An exquisite exhibition which showed the stunning artwork used on the annual dinner menus.


 

 16th April - 1st June 2014

NORFOLK BROADS AFLOAT
-The Victorian Age-
 
A major exhibition of photographs and books from the early days of discovery.
 
This was such a popular exhibition, we actually had to extend it but if you missed it,
here are a few photographs.
 
  
 
  
 

1st February - 23rd February 2014

We held a beautiful exhibition by a group of

extremely talented local photographers.

Their work was stunning, incredibly professional and

everyone who was lucky enough to visit the exhibition were very impressed.

They only have one exhibition a year and we were lucky they chose us this year!

 


February 10th - February 23rd 2014

 For the first time, the Dragon Festival held a

Dragon Trail

and we were lucky enough to be a part of it.

Throughout the half term holiday,

we had hundreds of children (and adults!) 

completing the trail form. 

 


 

23rd November - 24th December 2013

We were pleased to welcome back Brian Lewis who exhibited

some his wonderful prints including a few news ones.

From the wonderful comments left in our visitors book,

we weren't the only ones pleased to see him again.

We also ran an exhibition of local memorabilia to promote

the wonderful books that had been published in 2013, off which there were many.

 


 

19th October - 17th November 2013

Alan Penton and Paul Zawadzki.

The exhibition looked amazing and we were so sorry to see it dismantled.

Although their work is very different, they complimented each other beautifully

and we were so pleased they agreed to exhibit at our shop.

 


 

12th September - 13th October 2013

 'The etchings by the Norwich School of Artists'

 

This exhibition ran in conjunction with the Heritage Open Days.

We were very proud of this exhibition

and the feedback we got from some of the visitors was very encouraging.

Thank you to everyone to visited and wrote such lovely comments in our Visitors Book.

 


 

8th June - 7th July 2013

'Norwich Boot & Shoe Trade'

An exciting exhibition of some of the beautiful Boots and Shoes

manufactured in Norwich over our long history in the trade.

The wonderful garments have been kindly lent to us

by some of Norwich's finest Shoe Manufacturers such as

Start Rite, Florida and Broadland Shoes.

This event is ran in conjunction with the launch of a

new book by 'The Story of the Boot and Shoe Trade' by Frances and Michael Holmes

which looks at the history of this fine tradition.

We would like to say a big thank you to Frances and Michael

who organised this event and wrote a wonderful book.


4th May - 2nd June 2013

'Broads for Hire'

A wonderful exhibit of individual boatyard catalogues,

photograph albums, railway posters and

ephemera from 1890's to present day.

Here are some pictures from that exhibition

which show some of the rare material on display.

 

 

Thank you to Stuart Press who lent a large of part of his collection;

Berney Bobbin for the loan of his Broads photograph album

and Philip Bray for his photograph albums.


April 2013

We once again welcomed Brian Lewis and his works to the shop. 

A number of his limited edition prints were

purchased during this brief but popular exhibition. 

We still have his excellent greetings cards for sale in the shop at �2.25. 


February - April 2013

Robert Sanderson Exhibition

Local artist Robert Sanderson held a successful exhibition during which

10 of his large original works of art sold as well as several of his smaller items. 

One of Robert's works of art was featured by the

Eastern Daily Press when the exhibition began.


September 2012

Norwich Plans and History of Davey Place Exhibition

In September we held an exhibition on Davey Place in order to celebrate the 200th Anniversary. 

This was in conjunction with a display of original plans of Norwich and included talks about the history.

 


 

August 2012

Brian Lewis Exhibition

We held a successful selling exhibition of the works of Norfolk Artist Brian Lewis and still have greetings

cards based on his work for sale at �2.25 each.


July 2012

Robert Ladbrooke Exhibition

We held an exhibition about Robert Ladbrooke and his views of the Churches of Norfolk.  This was the subject of a large feature in the Eastern Daily Press.

We are still selling the Church Lithographs by Robert and John Berney Ladbrooke (circa 1820-1840) all original and mounted at �25 each (inclusive of VAT). Please phone in advance to confirm availability and reservation for your Church from the list. Call 01603 626113 or email info@citybookshopnorwich.co.uk to reserve your Church. 

  


March 2012

Norfolk Books Exhibition

We held a very successful 8 day selling exhibition of rare Norfolk books, which was featured

 in the Eastern Daily Press.