Book covers

A book of walks exploring Bristol’s history and life in the city today has been produced as part of the Bristol800 programme with a limited print-run of 1,000 copies. The books have been distributed free of charge by partners in the programme, including Bristol Cathedral, Bristol Library Service, M Shed and the Society of Merchant Venturers; they were available from the Tourist Information Centre on Harbourside; and were given to those who attended the Festival of Ideas conference The Future of University/ Cultural Partnerships.

On Sunday 16 October, some of the first copies delivered by the printers were given to participants in a guided walk of Bristol led by Kathy McDermott, Reader Development Librarian, Bristol Central Library who said:

I am sure they will go quickly as they are really beautifully produced, as well as being a great walking guide.

Walkers with books

The book’s cover artwork was specially commissioned from local artist Alys Jones.


For those unable to obtain one of the printed copies, a PDF of the book can be downloaded HERE [15.2MB file]. A few copies were retained by Bristol Library Service so that readers could borrow them.