‘W H Smith is not the only famous stationer’

Liveryman Robert Sanger reports:-

As part of the Stationers’ Company Summer Exhibition at the Guildhall library, on the evening of 18th July Margaret Willes, Liveryman, spoke beautifully to a very full house about famous Stationers throughout the six centuries of our Livery Company’s existence.

She revealed Joshua Kirton who sold all types of books to Samuel Pepys from his shop in St Paul's Church Yard; Luke Hansard, his portrait hangs in our Court Room, whose dynasty still publishes the daily record of Parliamentary debates; W. H. Smith who needs no further explanation; Harold Macmillan, Prime Minister and famous publisher leading up to the Duchess of York and on to Vint Cerf, who pioneered the internet.

It was a wonderful talk covering extraordinary people.  To read Margaret's lecture in full please click here

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