Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne

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  • I visited for a talk on the WW poet Francis Ledwidge, and afterwards strolled upstairs to peruse the library. This is a genteel haven of good manners, reassuring calm and otherworldly peace. Yet, desp...  more »
  • This is the finest library of its kind in England it's a gem beginning in the mid eighteen hundreds it has changed little the reading rooms have natural light streaming in from above essential when th...  more »
  • The Lit and Phil is an extraordinary place - Britain's largest private library outside London and a wonderful boon for Newcastle. I was able to wander about and browse - and could have got a coffee to...  more »
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  • A beautiful place containing probably hundreds of thousands of books from well in the past to the present on pretty much any subject you can think of. Staff were really friendly and gave us a brief history of the society and the building as we entered. Although we came on a visit to Newcastle and so couldn't stop for long, I would definitely come back here properly if I ever had the chance. A great place to bring a laptop, bury your head in a book or simply have a coffee/tea.
  • The lit and Phil is a wonderful library, like setting foot into the library of a stately home. Its unspoilt interior has survived intact and is stunning. Its one of Newcastle's landmark buildings that is not to be missed. Had it not been for pioneers like the lit and Phil we would not have the library's that we have today.
  • Another world with ancient (and new) books, oak tables, and iron curlicue railings off the middle of the town centre. You can drop in and browse without being a member, they don't bite (although some may speak at length...). Some interesting displays, lectures and clubs there too for the interested. And if you become a member you can enter the SILENCE ROOM on your own
  • Staff here are famous for their mean-spirited and rude attitude. Don't book an event here. I made that mistake and they couldn't have been more petty about everything even though it was an event for a local charity. Their pathetic attitude undermines a wonderful venue which deserves better.
  • I popped in on a visit to Newcastle. A wonderful historic atmosphere, smell of old books and quirky vibe. Clearly a huge range of old and new works but no public computers, which to keep the atmosphere I think is a good thing (although people bring their laptops). Obviously a place run by people who love it (it is a charity) so I would reccommend you visit and support this precious place!

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