Callow donates books to Westminster Reference Library

Actor Simon Callow has donated 1,000 of his own books to the Westminster Reference Library. Most of the books are specialist performing arts titles.

Callow told the BBC: "I can't conceive of a life without libraries", saying he had grown up alongside the Streatham public library and had been a fan even before he could read.

He added that his gesture of support for the Westminster library meant the books would have a very suitable home, "right in the heart of the West End and the theatre community".