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During May 2009 we focused on travel books. Robert Gibbings, was a Cork born engraver, author and traveller, whose books on Cork brought the beauty of the Lee to a world wide audience. Cal Hyland, bookseller, restauranteur and art lover, and all-round enthusiast gave an illustrated talk in Central Library on Gibbings' life, journeys and books, and answered some detailed questions from Gibbings fans in the audience. The foyer of the Central Library hosted a month-long exhibition on Gibbings' life and journeys featuring rare signed copies of his works, from the Libraries own collections and a number of items loaned to us for the month.

Cal Hyland at the Gibbings' Journeys exhibition at Cork City Libraries