You’re thinking of adopting a book? That’s great news!

Lincoln Cathedral is home to over 20,000 historic books some dating from around 1500. Adopting a book at Lincoln Cathedral makes for a perfect gift, and what’s more, supports the important work of conservation and restoration of these books.

Due to reduced staffing as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown, we currently have no £25 books in stock for adoption. We apologise for any inconvenience.

CHRISTMAS – 3pm Friday 17 December last day for Christmas delivery

What will I receive?
When you adopt a book at Lincoln Cathedral, you will receive an adoption pack containing:

  • An image of the bookplate
  • An adoption certificate
  • A dedication certificate in either your name or a gift recipient's name, with a message of your choosing
  • An information sheet about the library at Lincoln Cathedral

What's more, you'll also receive a great feeling inside because you've done something really positive to support a charity!

There is no charge for delivery and we aim to dispatch the packs within a few days, but at busier times such as December, please allow extra time. You can opt to have the pack sent to yourself, or straight to another recipient.

Images are for illustration purposes only.  Actual book may differ.

Make a Donation - Book (1700 - 1850)

Book (1700 - 1850)

£ 25

Make a Donation - Book (1600 - 1699)

Book (1600 - 1699)

£ 75

Make a Donation - Book (1500 - 1599)

Book (1500 - 1599)

£ 150