The Meeting House library, located on the ground floor, is available to members and attenders whenever the Meeting House is open.  It aims to hold books (and some journals and other media) on subjects of interest to Friends.  The collection is divided into the following subjects:

  • Quakerism (Quaker thought and practice)
  • Biographies of Quakers
  • Quaker history
  • Quaker organisation and business practice
  • Swarthmore Lectures
  • Social concerns (e.g., climate change, poverty)
  • Peace testimony, non-violence and conscientious objection
  • Religion in general
  • Christianity
  • Bible and commentaries
  • Other faiths
  • Novels, poetry, etc. with a Quaker interest

Suggestions for additions are always welcome and can be given to the librarian, Paul Burton.  Recent additions are on display but they can be borrowed.  Notices of the latest additions and brief reviews are given below roughly once per month.

Latest additions

The following titles have been added to the Library recently.  (The letters at the end indicate the book’s shelf location).

Quaker Social Action.  150 years of Quaker Social Action.  QSA, [2017].  S/QUA

Britain Yearly Meeting.  Epistles and testimonies.  BYM, 2017.  O/BRI

Miller, Annie.  A basic income handbook.  Luath Press, 2017.  S/MIL

Pearn, Jane.  The language of leadings: a reflection on faith, action and concern.  Quaker Books, 2017.  Q/PEA

Rowlands, Helen (ed.).  God, words and us: Quakers in conversation about religious difference.  Quaker Books, 2017.  Q/ROW




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