Our friend and colleague, Gordon Fyfe (Keele University, UK), has recently brought to our attention an initiative at the University of Leicester library which allows for the sponsoring of chairs. For the price of £115 per chair (approx €140) it is possible to ensure a chair in the library will carry the inscribed name of Norbert Elias. The library has also indicated that should ten or more chairs be sponsored in this way, it would be possible to create an entire reading room devoted to Norbert Elias. This would be a wonderful and fitting tribute to Elias, who spend a considerable amount of time in the library when he was employed at Leicester. If you are interested in sponsorship, please read the attached information. And should you be generous enough to want to go ahead, please let me know (email@example.com).