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Printing and bookselling in seventeenth-century Newcastle

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William Corbett was selling books in 1626, but there was no printer in Newcastle until 1639. Here you can find out about the arrival of Printing in Newcastle and where Corbett got his books from, and about the other Stationers, printers and booksellers who were working in seventeenth-century Newcastle. 

On the shelves


The inventory of William Corbett’s bookshop reflects the reading habits of the seventeenth-century literate public. Here you can read an overview of the kinds of books he stocked before browsing the shelves yourself.