Boundless Curiosity ‐ Guille‐Allès Library's 140th

4th Nov - 21st Jan

In 2022 we're celebrating the Library's 140th anniversary.

BOUNDLESS CURIOSITY brings to life the remarkable story of our origins. Thomas Guille and Frederick Allès were childhood friends who left the island as teenagers in the 1830s to seek their fortune in New York. Amazed by the libraries they found there, they shared a lifelong dream to one day return home and start one of their own.

Explore this incredible story and see some of the treasures in our collection that aren't normally on public display - including The Birds of America, one of the rarest and most beautiful books in the world.

Presented in partnership with BDO Guernsey

For details on opening times and accessibility, see Guille‐Allès Library's website, linked below.

  • Contact

  • T: +44 1481 720392
  • E:
  • Market Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1HB

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