The Word in the West Midlands: Places to Visit

'The word in the West Midlands' - The new Library of Birmingham, the latest repository for ‘the word’ in the West Midlands an impressive building providing the inspiration for the these places to visit. We reflect on the production, distribution and exchange of ‘the word’ as well as on how visitors and writers have represented the region across place and time. 

We acknowledge the activities of a wide range of individuals who have contributed to the literary history of the region and here we suggest places to visit, books to read and websites to discover.  

  • Chatsworth House
  • Hereford Cathedral
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Lichfield Cathedral Library
  • Ludlow
  • Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery
  • The Hurd Library at Hartlebury Castle
  • The Pen Room
  • The Printing Shop
  • Samuel Johnson's Birthplace Museum and Bookshop

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