The Sofia University Library celebrates its 135th anniversary with a new permanent exhibition “Samples of Art Bookbinding from the 16th to the 21st Century. The aim of the exhibition is to present bookbinding through representative samples from the University Library collections.
The exhibition shows the historical development of bookbinding, and its structural features, the different writing materials and the transformation of bookbinding into a work of art. The historical review presented at the exhibition traces the transformation of bookbinding technology from the era of industrialization which deepens the knowledge of the history of book publishing through the centuries.
The Sofia University Library has one of the richest and most comprehensive collections of books and serials in the humanities and sciences. Many rare and valuable books have been acquired and are preserved in the library in the process of acquisition of scientific and educational literature.