From a special literary heirloom, to a hand-me-down picture book, contribute your own stories of books and their journeys to this special online exhibition.
Cambridge University Library's Medieval Greek manuscripts have travelled thousands of miles and hundreds of years, shifting between people and places. As they journey from physical to digital, the library team are celebrating their life stories. One manuscript travelled from Constantinople to England over 800 years ago, others survived war or were written by scribes in exile. They have been broken apart, remade and transformed; some survive only in fragments. Signs of ownership and use in the books help tell their stories.
Get inspired by these tales of survival, re-use and renewal and contribute your own stories - whether a book has passed down through many generations, been with you throughout your life, moved with you across borders, or even taken you on a personal journey, Cambridge University Library would like to hear about it. Share your book journeys through videos, short stories or photographs, and become part of this online exhibition!