On 31 July I posted that the Library at St Bride’s was to close, but nothing had been published on the Foundation’s website.
Given the climate of uncertainty which has surrounded the future development of the St Bride Library in recent years, these announcements can only add to the anxiety felt by the many scholars, typographers and designers worldwide for whom St Bride’s is one of the foremost international resources in the field.
On 06 August the Foundation made a statement to clarify the position. I’m rather selective here in my quote, but I find this remarkable –
Many of you will have heard wild stories about the closure of St Bride Library and the Workshop. I am also aware that some people are under the impression that the whole Foundation is closing without further ado and that everything will be sold or given away and that will be the end of the story.
This is simply not true.
Disappointingly, the wildest story — that the library and workshops will cease — is true.