From Monday 23 May, Bookplate will be temporarily closed for refurbishment. It will reopen on Monday 27 June, refreshed with new carpet, furniture and increased seating capacity.

Two things that won’t change are the stunning Leonard French stained glass windows visitors know and love, and the great coffee.

Paperplate open extended hours during closure

Bookplate's 'little sister' cafe, Paperplate, on Lower Ground Floor 1, will open for extended hours during Bookplate's closure, matching Bookplate's usual hours. Offering fresh wraps, sandwiches, salads, toasties and a selection of hot food, visitors won't go hungry while they wait for the newly refreshed Bookplate to reopen its doors. Paperplate will also have an extra coffee cart operating during busy times.

Paperplate hours during the closure:

Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 5pm
Friday 7.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm