October 20, 2017

Clash Guitarist Hopes to Found Rock Library

An exhibition entitled The Rock and Roll Public Library will open March 9 in London. The Subway Gallery will showcase more than 10,000 items from Clash lead guitarist Mick Jones’s personal collection of books, videos and other memorabilia, according to the Hampstead and Highgate Express.

Paul Simonon

Paul Simonon, photo by Penny Smith

For the time being, the exhibit only runs through the end of March, according to Sabotage Times, which also offers a slideshow of items from the multimedia collection. However, Jones says he is looking for a location to turn it into a permanent lending library.

Said Jones, “With so many libraries closing at the moment, it would be great to open a totally new sort of library, which can be used as a real educational resource to show the history of our time.”

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Design Institute Heads to Washington!
On Friday, October 20, in partnership with Fort Vancouver Regional Library—at its award-winning Vancouver Community Library (WA)—the newest installment of Library Journal’s building and design event will provide ideas and inspiration for renovating, retrofitting, or re-building your library, no matter your budget!
Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop
The challenges facing libraries are real, complex, and varied. As such, they require new points of view, tools, and strategies. This full-day workshop on October 17 at Hartford Public Library (CT) will tackle real-life problems during a series of collaborative exercises led by experienced design thinking facilitators from Chicago Public Library. Please call 646-380-0773 to inquire about our discounted team rates.


  1. Sloan D. says:

    Is he taking applications?

  2. well hello dream job!

  3. Eva Calcagno says:

    Keith Richards always wanted to be a librarian. This idea has great potential!

  4. Christa Burns says: