About The Forgotten Library

Taking inspiration from beautiful vintage and antiquarian literature, The Forgotten Library began in 2011 and is constantly evolving from those early days of trying to find ways to repurpose unloved books.  The current range includes literary themed cards and gifts produced using a variety of techniques, such as mixed media collage, kiln fired glass work and traditional hot foil printing.

I also sell a hand picked selection of vintage books, ephemera and homewares.

Victorian book press

I've always loved creating things and all products are designed or made by me working from a small home office and a lean-to building out the back which houses my vintage hot foiling press and larger equipment.

Hot Foil Press

As a one woman micro business I undertake every role from creating the products to fulfilling orders and providing customer service.  Occasionally I get 'help' (also known as hinderance) from feline library assistants. 

Jess the cat 'helping' 

I sell through other online platforms such as Etsy and have a small concession in Hopkinson Antiques, Vintage and Arts Centre in Nottingham city centre.

Markets and fairs are on hold for the moment but I hope to be back behind a stall one day when the pandemic has subsided.

Haddon Hall Artisan Market

Haddon Hall Artisan Market