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Book Clubs & Societies

The Alcuin Society launched in 1965 with the goal of promoting a wider appreciation of beautifully produced books. Promoting interest in the book arts—writing, publishing, book design and production, book trade, book collecting, printing, binding, typography, papermaking, calligraphy, and illustration. All interested people are welcome to participate and join.

Address: PO Box 3216, Stn. Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X8, Canada

Email: [email protected]

Web: alcuinsociety.com

The Aldus Society is open to all individuals who appreciate the many facets of text and image through various media, but principally the book, past, present and future. Aldus provides educational and entertaining programming for its membership, be it the history of printing and publishing, book illustration, book design, bindings, papermaking, typography, calligraphy, book collecting, or libraries.

Address: PO Box 1150, Worthington, OH 43085-1150

Email: [email protected]

Web: aldussociety.com

American Historical Print Collectors Society (AHPCS) is a non-profit group that encourages the collection, preservation, study, and exhibition of original historical American prints that are 100 or more years old. All collectors—novice and expert, amateur and professional—are welcome. Annual meeting.

Address: 150 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Web: ahpcs.org

American Printing History Association (APHA) is an international membership organization that encourages the study of the history of printing and related arts and crafts, including calligraphy, typefounding, typography, papermaking, bookbinding, illustration, and publishing. The parent organization is supported by regional chapters that sponsor active programs of lectures, field trips, and other opportunities to meet fellow APHA members on an informal basis.

Address: PO Box 4519, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163

Email: [email protected]

Web: printinghistory.org

American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers (ASBC&D) was organized in 1922 to further the study and collecting of bookplates. Today, its membership includes more than 150 individuals and fifty institutions. ASBC&D encourages everyone with an interest in bookplates to join and participate.

Address: P.O. Box 14964, Tucson, AZ 85732-4964

Email: [email protected]

Web: bookplate.org

The Ampersand Club fosters appreciation for the historic and artistic importance of the printed book, and for the arts essential to book production, such as typography, fine printing, binding, papermaking, and book design. Any individual who supports the purposes of Ampersand is eligible for membership. Meetings held more or less monthly September to May.

Address: c/o Campbell-Logan Bindery, 7615 Baker St. NE, Fridley, MN 55432

Tel: 612-332-1313

Email: [email protected]

Web: theampersandclub.org

The Baltimore Bibliophiles form Baltimore’s premier meeting point for book enthusiasts. With formal meetings five times a year, the group is a forum for invited speakers on the finer points of book appreciation, particularly collecting and the book arts.

Contact: Binnie Syril Braunstein

Email: [email protected]

Web: baltimorebibliophiles.org

The Baxter Society is the bibliophilic club of Portland, Maine. The purpose of the Baxter Society is to bring together all people interested in the book arts, in either the collection or the creation of books. Visitors are welcome to the monthly meeting, held at 7:00pm the second Wednesday of each month from September through May, in the USM Glickman Library, 4th floor, 314 Forest Lane, Portland, ME 04101.

Web: reidbyers.com/baxter

The Bibliographical Society is the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history. Membership is open to all who by profession or private interest are concerned with bibliography.

Address: The Honorary Secretary, The Bibliographical Society, c/o Institute of English Studies, University of London, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU, UK

Email: [email protected]

Web: bibsoc.org.uk

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is the oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects. It was organized in 1904 and incorporated in 1927 with the principal objectives of promoting bibliographical research and issuing bibliographical publications. These objectives have been and continue to be accomplished through a broad array of activities, including meetings, lectures, and fellowship programs, as well as the publishing of books and the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA). The Society is open to all those interested in bibliographical problems and projects.

Contact: Erin McGuirl, Executive Director

Address: 67 West Street, Suite 401, Unit C17, Brooklyn New York, NY 11222

Tel: 212-452-2710

Email: [email protected]

Web: bibsocamer.org

The Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ) is an enthusiastic organization with members united by a common scholarly interest in physical and textual bibliography and the history of the written word. New members encouraged. Annual conference. Publishes quarterly journal, Script & Print.

Address: 61 Annie Street Auchenflower Queensland 4066, Australia

Email: [email protected]

Web: bsanz.org

The Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada is a bilingual (English/French) organization that has as its goal the scholarly study of the history, description, and transmission of texts in all media and formats, with a primary emphasis on Canada.

Address: 360 Bloor Street W., PO Box 19035 Walmer, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3C9, Canada

Email: [email protected]

Web: bsc-sbc.ca

The Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia was founded in 1947 at the University in Charlottesville in order to promote interest in books and manuscripts, maps, printing, graphic arts, and bibliography and textual criticism. Within a few years these interests had resulted in exhibitions, contests for student book collectors and Virginia printers, the establishment of a small press, an international speakers series, and an active publications program. Membership is open to both individuals and institutions with an interest in the goals and objectives of the society.

Address: Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, 2014 Hessian Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tel: 434-996-8663

Email: [email protected]

Web: bsuva.org

The Bixby Club promotes the study and preservation of books and manuscripts by all those associated with the love and appreciation of books and how they are made.

Address: John Neal Hoover, University of Missouri, Jefferson Memorial Library, St. Louis Mercantile Library, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121

Tel: 314-516-7245

Email: [email protected]

The Bolton Society: An Organization of Chemical Bibliophiles. Named for Henry Carrington Bolton, the Bolton Society encourages and promotes the individual love for and collection of all types of printed material devoted to chemistry and related sciences. It also supports and encourages the Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History as a primary repository for such material. Membership is open to any person who supports the objectives of the society.

Address: Elsa B. Atson, Director of Library Services, Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702

Tel: 215-925-2222

Email: [email protected]

Web: sciencehistory.org/bolton-society

The Book Club of California is a non-profit organization of book lovers and collectors who have a special interest in Pacific Coast history, literature, and fine printing. Its chief aims are to further the interests of book collectors and scholars and to promote an understanding and appreciation of fine books. Our membership is made up of a diverse and vital community united by a love of fine books and the marriage of content and craft.

Address: 312 Sutter St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94108-4377

Tel: 415-781-7532

Email: [email protected]

Web: bccbooks.org

The Book Club of Detroit is a non-profit association of Detroit-area bibliophiles who assemble periodically to share a mutual interest in books, manuscripts, and prints, specifically those aspects concerned with collecting, bibliography, design, production, conservation, and preparation. We meet several times per year to enjoy a variety of programs featuring authors, book collecting experts, and special guests.

Web: bookclubofdetroit.org

The Book Club of Texas is open to anyone with an interest in book collecting, the book arts, and Texas history and literature. Activities include a publication program and occasional meetings and lectures.

Address: The Book Club of Texas, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, Dallas, TX 75205

Tel: 214-768-03637

Email: [email protected]

Web: smu.edu/libraries/degolyer/Publications/Book-Club

The Book Club of Washington is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, and appreciating fine books. Members include librarians, dealers, collectors, and book lovers of all kinds . The club hosts regular lectures, tours of private and institutional special collections, lectures on book-related topics, presentations by book artists, and social gatherings.

Address: PO Box 12314, Seattle, WA 98111

Email: [email protected]

Web: bookclubofwashington.org

The Book Hunters Club of Houston provides a social structure for book collectors, used and rare booksellers, special collections librarians, and others interested in book collecting and antiquarian books to meet regularly. The objective is to promote the collection, study, and appreciation of books and works on paper. Activities include regular meetings, guest speakers, field trips, and publications related to the objectives of the club. Contact: Kurt Zimmerman, President.

Phone: 936-537-1983

Email: [email protected]

Web: facebook.com/bookhuntersclub

British Cartographic Society (BCS) is a dynamic association of individuals and organizations dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps. Membership includes a range of excellent benefits, including subscriptions to leading cartographic publications and special discounts, and an invitation to the annual symposium.

Web: cartography.org.uk

The Cambridge Bibliographical Society was founded in 1949 for the promotion and publication of bibliographical studies. The Society holds regular meetings at Cambridge University Library and also arranges an annual visit. Membership is open to all those interested in bibliography, and members receive the publications as part of their annual subscription.

Address: Cambridge Bibliographical Society, University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, UK

Email: [email protected]

Web: lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/cambridge-bibliographical-society

The Caxton Club was founded in 1895 by fifteen Chicago bibliophiles who desired to support the publication of fine books in the spirit of the prevailing Arts and Crafts Movement. They named the new organization the Caxton Club in honor of the first English printer, William Caxton. The Caxton Club offers Resident, Nonresident, and Junior categories of membership. Nonresident members are those living 50 miles or more from the city of Chicago. Those applying for Resident membership must attend two meetings in order to be considered for membership. Nonresident applicants need to attend only one meeting.

Address: The Caxton Club, 211 South Clark Street, PO Box 2329, Chicago, IL 60604-9997

Tel: 312-970-1294

Email: [email protected]

Web: caxtonclub.org

The College Book Art Association (CBAA) supports and promotes academic book arts education by fostering the development of its practice, teaching, scholarship and criticism. Membership in the association is open to all persons interested in book arts education and the furtherance of these arts. Biennial Conference and National Meeting held.

Address: c/o Suzanne Powney, CBAA Treasurer, 834 Hwy 12 W #205, Starkville, MS 39759

Email: [email protected]

Web: collegebookart.org

The Colophon Club, founded in 1979, is based in Berkeley, California. Members meet for cocktails, dinner, and lectures on the second Tuesday of the month September through May.

Email: [email protected]

The Delaware Bibliophiles was founded in 1977 by Robert D. Fleck of Oak Knoll Books.

Address: Thomas E. Doherty, 2422 Brookshire Drive, Wilmington, DE 19803-4512

Tel: 302-478-3384

Email: [email protected]

The Early Book Society was founded as an independent entity in 1987 and formed to bring together all those who are interested in any aspect of the study of manuscripts and early printed books. Biennial conference.

Contact: Martha Rust

Email: [email protected]

Web: earlybooksociety.org

The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society promotes the study of bibliography, the book trade, the history of scholarship and libraries, and book collecting, particularly as they relate to Scottish interests.

Address: 102A Findhorn Place, Edinburgh EH9 2NZ, Scotland, UK

Email: [email protected]

Web: edinburghbibliographicalsociety.org.uk

The Ephemera Society of America cultivates and encourages interest in ephemera and the history identified with it. The goal is to further the understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of ephemera by people of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of interest; to promote the personal and institutional collection, preservation, exhibition, and research of ephemeral materials; and to serve as a link among collectors, dealers, institutions, and scholars.

Email: [email protected]

Web: ephemerasociety.org

Fine Press Book Association (FPBA) is an organization of individuals interested in the art of fine printing, formed with the goal of promoting the appreciation of beautiful books and printing skills. Parenthesis is the Association’s journal and deals broadly in fine and private press printing as well as bookbinding, typography, collecting, publishing, and related areas. Illustrated in full color, it is published twice a year and is available free to members.

Web: fpba.com

Florida Bibliophile Society (FBS) is a congenial organization of book lovers, collectors, readers, buyers, and sellers that provides an opportunity for members to expand their knowledge of books and book collecting through an exchange of information and by exposure to experts in all areas of the book arts. Meets at 1:30pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month from September to May, usually between Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

Contact: Jerry Morris

Email: [email protected]

Web: floridabibliophilesociety.org

The Grolier Club was founded “to foster the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production, and commerce. It shall pursue this mission through the maintenance of a library devoted to all aspects of the book and graphic arts and especially bibliography; through the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage the book and graphic arts; through exhibitions and educational programs for its members and the general public.” Membership is by nomination, and recommendations for membership are made on the basis of a candidate’s passion for books, as demonstrated by his or her outstanding activity as a collector, scholar, librarian, printer, or participation in some other bookish pursuit.

Address: 47 East 60th St., New York, NY 10022

Tel: 212-838-6690

Email: [email protected]

Web: grolierclub.org

The Himes & Duniway Society of Oregon was founded in 2010 to sponsor lectures and other events on bookish topics for bibliophiles and manuscript collectors in the Pacific Northwest.

Address: P.O. Box 40044, Portland, OR 97240

Email: [email protected]

Web: himesduniway.org

International Bond & Share Society is the world’s biggest association of people interested in scripophily—collecting old stock, bond, and share certificates.

Contact: Robin Majlak, Membership Secretary

Email: [email protected]

Web: scripophily.org

The International Map Collectors’ Society caters to anybody with an interest in maps and charts; to talk, learn and share knowledge about maps.

Email: [email protected]

Web: imcos.org

The Iowa Bibliophiles is for anyone with a serious interest in books, their creation, preservation, and collecting, from buyers, sellers, librarians, book designers, publishers, and bookbinders to anyone who loves and accumulates books for a reason. Its objective is to provide a forum in which to share and gather experience and information about books and book collecting.

Address: Special Collections & University Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, 100 Main Library, IA City, IA 52242-1420

Tel: 319-335-5921

Email: [email protected]

Web: lib.uiowa.edu/sc/about/iabibliophiles

The John Russell Bartlett Society is a group of Rhode Island book collectors, book crafts-people, and book readers who meet periodically for the purpose of engaging in good talk about books as objects. The Society’s interests extend to the entire history of books in every country and period. The membership includes librarians, crafts-people, students, faculty, designers, printers, collectors, and bibliophiles in general, all of whom enjoy informal lectures and stimulating discussion concerning the arts of the book.

Email: [email protected]

Web: jrbs.org

The Manuscript Society is the oldest society of autograph and manuscript collectors in the United States today and has become an international organization. While collectors formed the heart of the organization in 1948, its membership today includes archivists, manuscript curators, librarians, and prominent manuscript dealers and auction houses. The Manuscript Society welcomes new members. Annual meetings.

Address: P.O. Box 13349, Overland Park, KS 66282

Email: [email protected]

Web: manuscript.org

The Miniature Book Society (MBS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 in the United States which now enjoys a worldwide membership. The MBS is interested in promoting all aspects of the book arts with special affection for the small format. Membership in the Miniature Book Society, Inc. is open to all who have an interest in miniature books, with an annual three-day Conclave every year, hosted in a different city.

Email: [email protected]

Web: mbs.org

The Movable Book Society was organized in 1993 to provide a forum for collectors, artists, curators, booksellers, book producers, and others to share enthusiasm and exchange information about pop-up and movable books. Membership is open to anyone with similar interests.

Contact: Shawn Sheehy, Director

Address: PO Box 477689, Chicago, IL 60647

Tel: 312-415-4310

Email: [email protected]

Web: movablebooksociety.org

The No. 44 Society was established as a club for acquisitive book lovers who have a book collection or would like to begin one. The club, which meets at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, attracts a lively mixture of students, faculty members, and local and regional collectors. Members offer advice to beginning collectors, share tips and tidbits about dealers and collectors, and regale one another with tales of the chase.

Address: The Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Library 346, MC-522, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

Web: library.illinois.edu/rbx/get-involved/no-44-society

Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society (NOBS) is devoted to the recognition, dissemination, and preservation of fine and antiquarian books and paper. The organization holds two annual book fairs—in Akron, Ohio in the spring and in Cleveland in the fall—meets for monthly NOBS Forums (presentations on various book and book-collecting topics), hosts an annual meeting with dinner and a speaker, and publishes a quarterly newsletter with articles of interest to members.

Address: 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44120

Email: [email protected]

Web: nobsbooks.org

The Ottawa Book Collectors was founded in 1980. The OBC is a forum in which book lovers come together to share their enthusiasm for book-related matters. The club’s activities principally take the form of monthly meetings that feature presentations by members and invited guests. Tours to exhibitions, special collections and biblio-related purlieus occasionally leaven the schedule. The OBC is open to all.

Address: The Ottawa Book Collectors, Box 12, RR 3, Woodlawn, Ontario, K0A 3M0 Canada

Email: [email protected]

Web: wollamshram.ca/OBC

The Oxford Bibliographical Society was founded in 1922 to encourage bibliographical research. Membership is available, on application, to all those interested in manuscripts, printed books, and the arts and trades connected with them.

Address: Oxford Bibliographical Society, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

Email: [email protected]

Web: oxbibsoc.org.uk

Penguin Collectors Society was founded in 1973 by a small group of enthusiasts; today there are over 500 members worldwide. PCS studies twentieth-century book design, particularly Penguin Books, and helps to preserve and conserve Penguin Books and material relating to Penguin, and ensures the ready availability of that material for present and future research. Any enthusiast for good book design, typography, illustration, and writing will find something of interest here. Annual meeting.

Email: [email protected]

Web: penguincollectorssociety.org

The Philobiblon Club has been Philadelphia’s club for book collectors (whether personal or institutional), booksellers, and anyone who loves books for more than 125 years. Members meet at the Franklin Inn Club for dinner and a book-related talk, normally on the second Tuesday of the month, from October to April.

Tel: 215-204-4995

Email: [email protected]

Web: philobiblonclub.org

Printing Historical Society has individual and institutional members worldwide. The Society fosters interest in the history of printing and encourages both the study and the preservation of printing machinery, records, and equipment of historical value. The Printing Historical Society welcomes new members.

Address: The Hon. Secretary, The Printing Historical Society, St Bride Library, St Bride Institute, Bride Lane, Fleet St., London EC4Y 8EE, UK

Email: [email protected]

Web: printinghistoricalsociety.org.uk

The Rowfant Club maintains a library with an emphasis on papermaking, printing, and book production. Lectures are a regular part of the club’s programs, generally bookish or cultural, in keeping with the interests of the club.

Address: 3028 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Tel: 216-431-4623

Web: rowfant.org

The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco was formed in 1928 and was named in honor of the original Roxburghe Club of England. The purpose of the club was to further the love of fine printing and books in general.

Email: [email protected]

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) was created in 1991 to provide a global network for book historians. SHARP now has over one thousand members, including professors of literature, historians, librarians, publishing professionals, sociologists, bibliophiles, classicists, booksellers, art historians, reading instructors, and independent scholars. Annual international conference.

Email: [email protected]

Web: sharpweb.org

The Ticknor Society is an organization of book collectors, booksellers, librarians, historians, archivists, conservators, printers, publishers, writers, and all lovers and readers of books. We are dedicated to the enjoyment, promotion, and support of books and book culture. Membership in the Ticknor Society is open to anyone who appreciates books.

Web: ticknor.org

Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies (WAGPCS) aims to provide a regular, monthly forum for those interested in book history and print culture studies and welcomes the participation of everyone interested in print culture (of any period or place). Meets at the Rosenwald Room, 2nd Floor (LJ 205), Jefferson Bldg., Library of Congress, 10 1st Street SE, Washington, DC 20540.

Email: [email protected]

Web: wagpcs.wordpress.com

Washington Map Society is dedicated to map collecting and the history, science, and art of cartography. The society’s membership of four hundred includes collectors with scholarly knowledge gained through years of study, individuals who enjoy buying/selling maps, and many members who simply love to learn about or collect maps. Membership is open to anyone who shares these common interests.

Email: [email protected]

Web: washmapsociety.org

Washington Rare Book Group (WashRBG) members learn more about the institutions and people who are involved in rare books in the metropolitan area. WashRBG covers some fascinating subjects in the world of books and most heartily welcomes newcomers.

Address: c/o Treasurer, Jackie Coleburn, Washington Rare Book Group, PO Box 1387, Washington, DC 20013

Email: [email protected]

Web: washingtonrarebookgroup.org

The William Morris Society aims to make the life and work of Morris and his associates better known. Its programs—which involve branches in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States—include lectures, educational activities, conferences, tours, museum visits, and social gatherings.

Address (US): PO Box 53263, Washington, DC 20009

Email: [email protected]

Web: morrissociety.org

Address (Canada): 87 Government Road, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1W4, Canada

Email: [email protected]

Web: wmsc.ca

Address (UK): WMS, Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TA, UK

Tel: +44(0) 208-741-3735

Email: [email protected]

Web: williammorrissociety.org

York Bibliographical Society combines information and scholarship with entertainment and sociability. Authors and illustrators, designers and publishers, booksellers and collectors feature in programs of five winter lectures supplemented by summer visits to memorable libraries. All who have an interest in books are welcome to join this active group of book lovers. Meetings other than the New Year Supper will take place in the Lecture Room of the York Medical Society at 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW. The Society combines information and scholarship with entertainment and sociability.

Web: yorkbibliographicalsociety.wordpress.com

The Zamorano Club is Southern California’s oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. Founded in 1928, it sponsors lectures and publications on bookish topics.

Contact: Margaret A. Dickerson, Club Business Secretary

Address: PO Box 465, Pasadena, CA 91102

Email: [email protected]

Web: zamoranoclubla.org

Membership/Subscription Libraries

The Athenæum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, California, is a non-profit membership library serving the San Diego area. It is open to the public; members can check out materials. The collection is focused on music and art, with a significant collection of artists’ books. A host of exhibitions, concerts, and lectures occur throughout the year.

Address: 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA 92037

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 858-454-5872

Web: ljathenaeum.org

The Athenæum of Philadelphia is an independent, member-supported library and museum that encourages members, scholars, and the general public to engage with the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia. Its National Historic Landmark building houses an extensive collection of books and manuscripts and holds lectures, classes, exhibits, and special events.

Address: 219 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106-3794

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 215-925-2688

Web: philaathenaeum.org

The Boston Athenæum is a membership library, museum, and venue for intellectual exchange. With reading rooms, quiet spaces, a children’s library, electronic databases and digital collections, a large circulating collection, special collections, social events, a conservation department, and an art department that mounts three exhibitions per year, the Boston Athenæum is a cultural treasure in Boston.

Address: 10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

Tel: 617-720-7604

Email: [email protected]

Web: bostonathenaeum.org

Center for Fiction is the only organization in the United States devoted solely to the art of fiction. Reading groups, workshops, and literary events fill its calendar, and members have borrowing privileges for a circulating collection of over 85,000 classic and contemporary fiction and fiction-related titles. Plus: a cafe & a bookstore open to non-members.

Address: 15 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tel: 212-755-6710

Email: [email protected]

Web: centerforfiction.org

Charleston Library Society of Charleston, SC, is a tourist attraction, a center for scholarly research, and a modern lending library for members. Founded in 1748, it is also the oldest library in the South. It offers literary and arts programming, borrowing privileges, a children’s library, and, since 2011, its very own bindery and archival lab.

Address: 164 King St., Charleston, SC 29401

Tel: 843-723-9912

Email: [email protected]

Web: charlestonlibrarysociety.org

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum, founded in 2015, is an independent library and cultural center in the heart of Seattle. Members can browse through open stacks, borrow books, utilize library services, reserve writing spaces, participate in an array of discussion groups, literary seminars, and social gatherings, and enjoy early access to a full calendar of events: lectures, debates, symposia, and concerts.

Address: 93 Pike Street #307, Seattle WA 98101

Tel: 206-402-4162

Email: [email protected]

Web: folioseattle.org

General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York was founded in 1785 by the skilled craftsmen of the city. Today it continues to support art, craft, and culture through its library, museum, and educational programs, including tuition-free Mechanics Institute, The General Society Library, and a century-old lecture series.

Address: 20 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036

Tel: 212-840-1840

Email: [email protected]

Web: generalsociety.org

The Institute Library of New Haven, is Connecticut’s oldest independent circulating library and provides its members with quiet reading areas and a large collection of up-to-date literature. Visitors are welcome to community programs, art exhibitions, and events.

Address: 847 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06510

Tel: 203-562-4045

Email: [email protected]

Web: institutelibrary.org

The Lanier Library Association of Tryon, North Carolina, holds 23,000 books, periodicals, and other media, as well as special regional collections. Book groups and literary events take place regularly. Membership is open to the public and entitles members to the use of all services and facilities of the library.

Address: 72 Chestnut St., Tryon, NC 28782

Tel: 828-859-9535

Email: [email protected]

Web: thelanierlibrary.org

Mechanics’ Hall, formerly the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association, was founded in 1815 as a craftsman’s guild to teach and promote excellence among Portland’s mechanical and artistic trades. Today, its members have the use of the historic library and may attend its literary and cultural events.

Address: 519 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101

Tel: 207-773-8396

Email: [email protected]

Web: mechanicshallmaine.org

Mechanics’ Institute Library & Chess Room of San Francisco is a member-supported general-interest circulating and research library. It also boasts the oldest chess club in the United States and an active program of literary and cultural events.

Address: 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94104

Tel: 415-393-0101

Email: [email protected]

Web: milibrary.org

The Mercantile Library of Cincinnati is a membership library that seeks to maintain and expand its historic collection of 80,000 books and its schedule of literary, artistic, and musical events each year. The Library is also home to a collection of artworks including portrait busts, paintings, and the sketchbooks of the Cincinnati-trained artist Elizabeth Nourse.

Address: 414 Walnut St., 11th Story, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tel: 513-621-0717

Email: [email protected]

Web: mercantilelibrary.com

The New York Map Society is a non-profit corporation offering educational, academic, and research programs for anyone interested in maps--from antique maps to GIS (geographic information system)-based data maps. Members include scholars, librarians, collectors, preservationists, artists, and mapmakers. Meetings usually feature a guest speaker and typically are held at the World School, 11 East 26th Street, New York, NY.

Email: [email protected]

Web: newyorkmapsociety.org

The New York Society Library is Manhattan’s oldest library. Open to all for reading, reference, exhibitions, and some events, the library supports a community of subscribers with a large circulating collection, reading and writing rooms, and open stacks. The landmark building houses about 300,000 volumes, particularly strong in fiction and literature, biography, history, social sciences, the arts, travel, and books about New York City. Temporary exhibition: Black Literature Matters.

Address: 53 East 79th St., New York, NY 10075

Tel: 212-288-6900

Email: [email protected]

Web: nysoclib.org

The Portsmouth Athenæum of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a non-profit membership library and museum, incorporated in 1817. The Athenæum maintains a library of more than 40,000 volumes and an archive of manuscripts, photographs, objects, and ephemera relating to local history. It also sponsors exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and other educational and cultural programs.

Address: 6-9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: 603-431-2538

Email: [email protected]

Web: portsmouthathenaeum.org

The Providence Athenæum of Providence, Rhode Island, has been a library and cultural center supported by its members since 1836. Member benefits include borrowing privileges, special library access, and exclusive communications, as well as free/discounted admission to year-round literary and cultural events, and children’s library services.

Address: 251 Benefit St., Providence, RI 02903

Tel: 401-421-6970

Email: [email protected]

Web: providenceathenaeum.org

The Redwood Library & Athenæum is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1747, the Redwood Library & Athenæum is the oldest lending library in America, and the oldest library building in continuous use in the country. It offers lectures, exhibitions, fine arts displays, and other educational activities, as well as a collection of more than 200,000 volumes to its subscribers.

Address: 50 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840

Tel: 401-847-0292

Email: [email protected]

Web: redwoodlibrary.org

The Salem Athenæum is both a historic and a modern library—dedicated to lending books and offering cultural and educational programs to its members, as well as preserving its historic collections, buildings, and grounds. The Athenæum has more than 50,000 volumes collected over the past two hundred years.

Address: 337 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970

Tel: 978-744-2540

Email: [email protected]

Web: salemathenaeum.net

The St. Johnsbury Athenæum, a National Historic Landmark in Vermont, is a private, non-profit public library and art gallery. St. Johnsbury residents are eligible for a free library card, while non-residents can purchase a one-year library card. A ‘Friends’ group functions as the volunteer and fundraising support.

Address: 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Tel: 802-748-8291

Email: [email protected]

Web: stjathenaeum.org

The St. Louis Mercantile Library opened in 1846, is part library and part museum. Affiliated with the University of Missouri, it relies on member support to preserve and expand its collections, with a strength in Western Expansion, the St. Louis region, and American rail/river transportation experiences.

Address: University of Missouri, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121-4400

Tel: 314-516-7240

Email: [email protected]

Web: umsl.edu/mercantile

Classes & Seminars

The American Academy of Bookbinding is an internationally known, degree-oriented bookbinding and book conservation school that offers book enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to initiate and improve their skills in a generous and supportive learning environment. The AAB conducts intensive courses in fine binding, conservation, and related subjects. A complete brochure and catalog is available online.

Address: PO Box 1590, 117 North Willow, Telluride, CO 81435

Tel: 970-728-8649

Email: [email protected]

Web: bookbindingacademy.org

American Antiquarian Society’s Center for Historic American Visual Culture Summer Seminar is a short-term, intensive training in methodologies and concepts devoted to book history and print culture. The 2022 Summer Seminar, to be held June 26-July 1, 2022, is called “On Stage: Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century America.”

Address: Nan Wolverton, Director of CHAViC, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634

Tel: 508-471-2119

Email: [email protected]

Web: americanantiquarian.org/2022-chavic-summer-seminar

Antiquarian Book Seminars, formerly CABS, has relocated to St. Olaf College in Minnesota! Now in its forty-fourth year, the Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. The 2021 Antiquarian Book Seminar will be held online August 15-20, 2021. Scholarships available.

Address: St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN 55057

Tel: (719) 473-6634

Email: [email protected]

Web: bookseminars.com

Jaffe Center for Book Arts offers numerous workshops and classes in book arts topics throughout the year. These are open to all who are interested in learning the art and craft of the handmade book.

Address: Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Tel: 561-297-0226

Web: library.fau.edu/depts/spc/jaffe.htm

Book Arts at The Wishcamper Center—The Wishcamper Center in Portland, Maine, will be the setting for a series of book arts related workshops, filled with a wide range of topics including working with inkjet printed photos, maps, cyanotype process, serial printmaking, and more. The 2021 program will run August 2-8.

Address: University of Southern Maine, P.O. Box 9300, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04104

Web: usm.maine.edu/summer/book-arts

California Rare Book School (CALRBS) is a continuing education program dedicated to providing the knowledge and skills required in all aspects of the rare book community, and for students interested in entering the field. CALRBS offers weeklong courses covering a broad range of topics; most are held on the UCLA campus. Information on upcoming courses, applications, and scholarships, is available online. 100% virtual classes in 2021.

Address: UCLA Department of Information Studies, 254 GSE&IS Building, Box 951520, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Tel: 310-794-4138

Email: [email protected]

Web: calrbs.org

The Center for Book Arts, founded by Richard Minsky in 1974, offers over one hundred classes and workshops in bookbinding, letterpress printing, paper marbling, typography, and related fields throughout the year. For a full list of courses, exhibitions, events, and opportunities, visit the website or the studio.

Address: 28 West 27th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10001

Tel: 212-481-0295

Email: [email protected]

Web: centerforbookarts.org

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum offers workshops, internships, and residencies in type composition, locking up, and letterpress printing.

Address: 1816 10th St., Two Rivers, WI 54241

Tel: 920-794-6272

Email: [email protected]

Web: woodtype.org

The Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology offers workshops and webinars related to photography, fine art, digital preservation, and printing techniques year-round.

Address: Rochester Institute of Technology/IPI, 70 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604

Tel: 585-475-5199

Email: [email protected]

Web: imagepermanenceinstitute.org

The International Printing Museum’s Book Arts Institute offers a wide range of classes in letterpress printing, fine printmaking, book arts and papermaking. The museum houses one of the largest collections of antique printing machinery in the world. Classes change seasonally. For more information, visit the museum in person or online.

Address: 315 W. Torrance Blvd., Carson, CA 90745

Tel: 310-515-7166

Email: [email protected]

Web: printmuseum.org

The London Palaeography Summer School runs a series of intensive courses that range from a half to two days duration and are given by experts in their respective fields. Subject areas include Latin, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Early Modern English, German and Greek palaeography, illumination, illuminated manuscripts, codicology, diplomatic, manuscript editing and liturgical and devotional manuscripts. Hosted by the Centre for Manuscript and Print Studies with the cooperation of the British Library, the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society, the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House Library, the Warburg Institute, and others. The annual program occurs this year June 8-12.

Address: Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7862 8679

Email: [email protected]

Web: ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/research-training-courses/london-palaeography-summer-school

London Rare Book School is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects taught in and around Senate House, University of London. The courses are taught by internationally renowned scholars using the unrivalled library and museum resources of London. All courses will stress the materiality of the book so you can expect to have close encounters with remarkable books and other artifacts from some of the world’s greatest collections. London Rare Books School is expected to go forward over three weeks in June 2021. Visit the website for an outline of courses and related information.

Address: Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Room 260, Senate House, Malet St., London WC1E 7HU, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 207 862 8680

Email: [email protected]

Web: ies.sas.ac.uk/study-training/summer-schools/london-rare-books-school

Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind in the nation. From the traditional crafts of papermaking, letterpress printing, and bookbinding to experimental art-making and self-publishing techniques, MCBA supports the limitless creative evolution of book arts. Core and advanced certificate programs in book arts are available.

Address: Open Book Building, 1011 Washington Ave. S, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Tel: 612-215-2520

Email: [email protected]

Web: mnbookarts.org

Museum of Printing History was founded in 1979 by four printers with a passion for preserving their vast collections and sharing them with the community. The Printing Museum demonstrates the enduring impact of printing by exploring the intersections of the history, art, and technology of the craft. Workshops teach individuals about the tools, skills, traditions, and processes associated with different historical and contemporary printing technologies. Through hands-on learning and education the museum provides an understanding of and access to different forms of communication and self-expression.

Address: 1324 W. Clay Street, Houston, TX 77019

Tel: 713-522-4652

Web: printingmuseum.org

National Print Museum promotes a greater understanding of the historical significance and contemporary relevance of printing by exploring its heritage, craft and technology. NPM hosts year-round workshops in Linocut, Japanese Woodblock and Monotype, Calligraphy, Bookbinding, Artist’s Bookmaking, Batik, Origami, Silk Painting and Card making.

Address: Old Garrison Chapel, Beggars Bush Barracks. Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 E0C9, Ireland

Tel: +353 01 6603770

Email: [email protected]

Web: nationalprintmuseum.ie

North Bennet St. School has a two-year bookbinding program that attracts students who share a passion for bookbinding, book restoration, and book preservation. Bookbinding graduates are prepared to use case bindings to bind new books or repair 19th- and 20th-century books, construct protective enclosures, and perform simple conservation procedures under the general direction of a supervisor. Graduates are trained to bind books in leather and perform simple finishing operations, including blind tooling and gold lettering, and perform conservation work on leather-bound volumes.

Address: 150 North St., Boston, MA 02109

Tel: 617-227-0155

Email: [email protected]

Web: nbss.edu/education/programs/bookbinding

Northeast Document Conservation Center is a non-profit conservation laboratory specializing in the conservation and preservation of paper-based materials. Workshops and webinars are held throughout the year on topics such as digitization techniques, disaster planning, identification and care of photographs, and basic book repair, geared toward professionals working in cultural institutions. The center has also developed a number of free resources on preservation basics and services.

Address: 100 Brickstone Square, 4th Floor, Andover, MA 01810-1494

Tel: 978-470-1010

Email: [email protected]

Web: nedcc.org

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center is a non-profit contemporary arts center dedicated to the creation and appreciation of hand papermaking, screen printing, printmaking, digital arts, and the art of the book. For more than thirty years, Pyramid has provided opportunities for the discovery and creation of these fine arts through imaginative programming for people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Address: 4318 Gallatin St., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Tel: 301-608-9101

Email: [email protected]

Web: PyramidAtlanticArtCenter.org

Rare Book School at the University of Virginia (RBS) provides continuing education opportunities for students from all disciplines and levels to study the history of written, printed, and born digital materials with leading scholars and professionals in the field. Founded in 1983, RBS moved to its present home at the University of Virginia in 1992. Courses are mostly held in Charlottesville during the summer semester, but additional courses during the year are taught in New Haven, New York, Washington DC, Bloomington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. 100% virtual for 2021.

Address: 114 Alderman Library, University of Virginia, PO Box 400103, Charlottesville, VA 22904

Tel: 434-924-8851

Email: [email protected]

Web: rarebookschool.org

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. It holds classes & workshops for all ages, and for groups, on bookbinding, papermaking, and other book arts.

Address: Renewable Bioproducts Institute, Georgia Tech, 500 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30332

Tel: 404-894-5726

Web: paper.gatech.edu

The San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB) offers more than four hundred book arts workshops each year in three broad categories: printing, binding, and related arts. Scores of workshops foster learning at all levels: from introductory classes to yearlong courses, from traditional bookbinding to cutting-edge printing techniques to experimental book forms. Many now online.

Address: 375 Rhode Island St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Tel: 415-565-0545

Email: [email protected]

Web: sfcb.org

The Texas A&M University’s Annual Book History Workshop workshop provides an intensive, hands-on introduction to the history of books and printing. The five-day workshop is intended for librarians, archivists, students, teachers, collectors, and private individuals who have an interest in the first three and a half centuries of the printed book. Visit the website for enrollment details.

Address: Kevin O’Sullivan, Cushing Memorial Library & Archives, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-5000

Tel: 979-845-1951

Email: [email protected]

Web: library.tamu.edu/book-history

The University of Iowa Center for the Book is an innovative, interdisciplinary arts and research unit located within the University of Iowa Graduate College. The UICB pursues a distinctive mission—integrating practice in the art of book production with the study of the book in society. UICB offers curricula in book technologies and book history, available to graduate and undergraduate students, as well as to the eastern Iowa community.

Address: 216 North Hall, Iowa City, IA 52242

Tel: 319-335-0447

Email: [email protected]

Web: book.grad.uiowa.edu

Wells College Summer Book Arts Institute is located at Wells College on the eastern shore of New York’s Cayuga Lake. Undergraduate courses and summer sessions are available. Courses on letterpress, paper engineering, photography, self-publishing, book art, calligraphy, historic binding structures, and more.

Address: Wells Books Arts Center, 170 Main St., Aurora, NY 13026

Tel: 315-364-3420

Email: [email protected]

Web: wellsbookartscenter.org

Women’s Studio Workshop offers carefully targeted instruction in printmaking, papermaking, fiber arts, ceramics, and book arts and features workshops that present new methods and materials. Courses include bookbinding, monoprint and encaustic, sculptural papermaking, letterpress printing, screen-printing, photogravure, and more. The Summer Arts Institute runs in July and August. Other courses and workshops held year-round; men also welcome.

Address: PO Box 489, Rosendale, NY 12472

Tel: 845-658-9133

Email: [email protected]

Web: wsworkshop.org

York Antiquarian Book Seminar provides an opportunity for leading specialists to share their expertise and experience with booksellers, librarians, and collectors in a comprehensive survey of the rare book market, both antiquarian and modern. The next seminar will be held in October 2021.

Address: Anthony Smithson or Alice Laverty

Keel Row Books, 11 Fenwick Terrace, Preston Road, North Shields, NE290LU

Tel: +44 (0)191 2960664

Email: [email protected]

Web: yabseminar.com

Events & Exhibits

American Writers Museum

Exhibit: Ray Bradbury: Inextinguishable. Through May 2022.

Address: 180 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL

Web: exhibits.americanwritersmuseum.org

Art Institute of Chicago

Exhibit: Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw. June 12, 2021-Oct. 18, 2021.

Address: 111 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Web: artic.edu/exhibitions

Bennington Museum

Exhibit: Robert Frost, “At Present in Vermont.” Through Nov. 7, 2021.

Address: 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT

Web: benningtonmuseum.org

Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Event (Conference, Online): Persian Arts of the Book Conference. July 13-14, 2021.

Exhibit: Roots to Seeds. Through Oct. 24, 2021.

Address: Weston Library, Oxford, England

Web: bodleian.ox.ac.uk/whatson/whats-on

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Exhibit: Ralston Crawford: Art & Space & War. June 20, 2021-Sept. 19, 2021.

Exhibit: Wayne Thiebaud 100. Feb. 5, 2022-May 8, 2022.

Address: 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA

Web: brandywine.org/museum

The British Library

Exhibit: Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights. Through Aug. 1, 2021.

Exhibit: Khadija Saye: in this space we breathe. Through Aug. 8, 2021.

Exhibit: Paddington: The Story of a Bear. July 9, 2021-Oct. 31, 2021.

Address: 96 Euston Road, London, England

Web: bl.uk/whatson

The British Museum

Exhibit: Thomas Becket. Through Aug. 22, 2021.

Exhibit: Nero: the man behind the myth. Through Oct. 24, 2021.

Address: Great Russell Street, London, England

Web: britishmuseum.org/whats_on.aspx

Brontë Parsonage Museum

Exhibit: Anne Brontë: ‘Amid the brave and strong.’ Through Jan. 1, 2022.

Event (Conference): ‘I wished to tell the truth’: Anne Brontë at 200. Sept. 3-5, 2021.

Address: Church Street, Haworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England

Web: bronte.org.uk/whats-on

Cambridge University Library

Exhibit: Ghost Words: Reading the Past (Online, until restrictions allow)

Address: Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge, England

Web: lib.cam.ac.uk/ghostwords

Center for Book Arts

Exhibit: Lights, Tunnels, Passages, and Shadows: Maureen Catbagan. Through June 26, 2021.

Exhibit: Veiled Taxonomies: Betsy Stirratt. Through June 26, 2021.

Exhibit: Interspecies Futures [IF]. Through June 26, 2021.

Address: 28 West 27th St, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Web: centerforbookarts.org

Charles Dickens Museum

Exhibit: More! Oliver Twist, Dickens and Stories of the City. June 30, 2021-Oct. 17, 2021.

Address: 48-49 Doughty Street, London, England

Web: dickensmuseum.com

Delaware Art Museum

Exhibit: Fantasy and the Medieval Past. Sept. 25, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022.

Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE

Web: delart.org

Detroit Institute of the Arts

Exhibit: Robert Blackburn & Modern American Printmaking. Through Sept. 5, 2021.

Address: 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI

Web: dia.org

Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum at Colonial Williamsburg

Exhibit: Promoting America: Maps of the Colonies and the New Republic. Through March 27, 2022.

Address: 301 S. Nassau St., Williamsburg, VA

Web: colonialwilliamsburg.org/explore/art-museums/current-exhibitions/promoting-america/

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Exhibit: Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Children’s Books. Through July 3, 2021.

Exhibit: On the Move with Eric Carle. Through Aug. 22, 2021.

Exhibit: Ashley Bryan in Song. June 12-Nov. 7, 2021.

Address: 125 West Bay Rd., Amherst, MA

Web: carlemuseum.org

Getty Center

Exhibit: Mesopotamia: Civilization Begins. Through Aug. 16, 2021.

Exhibit: Artists as Collectors. Opening summer 2021.

Exhibit: Power, Justice, and Tyranny in the Middle Ages. Opening summer 2021.

Exhibit: Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq. Through Sept. 5, 2022.

Address: 1200 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Web: getty.edu

Grolier Club

Exhibit: 100 Books Famous in Typography. Through July 31, 2021.

Address: 47 East 60th St., New York, NY

Web: grolierclub.org

Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas Austin

Exhibit: Drawing the Motion Picture: Production Art and Storyboards. Through Jan. 2, 2022.

Address: 21st and Guadalupe St., Austin, TX

Web: hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Exhibit: Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón. Through Sept. 5, 2021.

Address: 1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR

Web: jsma.uoregon.edu/exhibitions/current

Legion of Honor Museum

Exhibit: Iliazd: Publishing as an Art Form. June 12, 2021-Oct. 10, 2021.

Address: 100 34th Ave., San Francisco, CA

Web: legionofhonor.famsf.org/exhibitions

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibit: Karl Bodmer: North American Portraits. Through July 25, 2021.

Exhibit: New Woman Behind the Camera. July 2, 2021-Oct. 3, 2021.

Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Web: metmuseum.org

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Exhibit: Saul Steinberg: Visual Verse. Through Aug. 15, 2021.

Exhibit: Italian Printmakers Circa 1600: Four Diverging Paths. Through Oct. 10, 2021.

Address: 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

Web: new.artsmia.org

Morgan Library and Museum

Exhibit: Architecture, Theater, and Fantasy: Bibiena Drawings from the Jules Fisher Collection. May 28, 2021-Sept. 12, 2021.

Exhibit: Bound for Versailles: The Jayne Wrightsman Bookbindings Collection. June 25, 2021-Sept. 26, 2021.

Exhibit: She Who Wrote: Enheduanna and Women of Mesopotamia, ca. 3400-2000 B.C. Sept. 10, 2021-Jan. 16, 2022.

Address: 225 Madison Ave. at 36th St., New York, NY

Web: themorgan.org

National Gallery of Art

Exhibit: The New Woman Behind the Camera. Oct. 31, 2021-Jan. 30, 2022.

Address: West Building, 6th St and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Web: nga.gov/exhibitions/upcoming.html

National Portrait Gallery

Exhibit: Her Story: A Century of Women Writers. Through Jan. 23, 2022.

Address: Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

Web: npg.si.edu

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Exhibit: Highlights from the Photography Collection. Through Oct. 5, 2021.

Exhibit: Art of Illusion: Photography and Perceptual Play. Oct. 22, 2021-April 25, 2022.

Address: 4525 Oak St., Kansas City, MO

Web: nelson-atkins.org

Norman Rockwell Museum of Art

Exhibit: Enchanted: A History of Fantasy Illustration. June 12, 2021-Oct. 31, 2021.

Exhibit: Jan Brett: Stories Near and Far. Nov. 13, 2021-March 6, 2022.

Address: 9 Glendale Rd/Rte 183. Stockbridge, MA

Web: nrm.org

Norton Simon Museum

Exhibit: Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography. Through Aug. 2, 2021.

Exhibit: Unseen Picasso. Sept. 3, 2021-Jan. 10, 2022.

Address: 411 West Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

Web: nortonsimon.org

New-York Historical Society

Exhibit: Bruce McCall’s New York. Through Aug. 15, 2021.

Address: 170 Central Park West, New York, NY

Web: nyhistory.org

New York Public Library

Exhibit: Traveling While Black: A Century Of Pleasure & Pain & Pilgrimage. Through Dec. 31, 2021.

Address: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd) New York, NY.

Web: nypl.org/events/exhibitions/current

The New York Society Library

Exhibit: Black Literature Matters. Through May 1, 2022.

Address: 53 East 79th St., New York, NY

Web: nysoclib.org

Newberry Library

Exhibit: ¡Viva la Libertad! Latin America and the Age of Revolutions. Through July 24, 2021.

Address: 60 West Walton St., Chicago, IL

Web: newberry.org/exhibitions

Portland Museum of Art

Exhibit: Ansel Adams in Our Time. Through Aug. 1, 2021.

Exhibit: Constructing Revolution: Soviet Propaganda Posters from between the World Wars. July 2, 2022-Oct. 9, 2022.

Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR

Web: portlandartmuseum.org

Poster House

Exhibit: Freak Power. Through Aug. 15, 2021.

Exhibit: Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age. Through Aug. 15, 2021.

Exhibit: Vera List & The Posters Of Lincoln Center. Through Oct. 3, 2021.

Exhibit: The Push Pin Legacy. Sept. 2, 2021–Feb. 6, 2022.

Exhibit: You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits. Sept. 2, 2021–Feb. 6, 2022.

Exhibit: Behind The Camera: The Unknown Women of Hollywood. April 7–Oct. 9, 2022.

Exhibit: Posters for The Tokyo Olympiad. April 7–Oct. 9, 2022

Address: 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY

Web: posterhouse.org

Rosenbach Museum and Library

Exhibit: Manjiro: Drifting, 1841–2020. Through Sept. 5, 2021.

Event: Bloomsday Festival. June 1-16, 2021.

Address: 2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

Web: rosenbach.org

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Exhibit: Lewis Hine, Child Labor Investigator. Through July 11, 2021.

Address: 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY

Web: newpaltz.edu/museum

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Exhibit: ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. Through Aug. 8, 2021.

Address: 8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC

Web: americanart.si.edu

Speed Art Museum

Exhibit: Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper. Through Aug. 22, 2021.

Address: 2035 South Third Street, Louisville, KY

Web: speedmuseum.org

Book Fairs & Festivals

2021

Essex Book Festival (Virtual and In-person)

Date: June 6-Aug. 29, 2021

Web: essexbookfestival.org.uk

SLAM e-Rendez-Vous (Virtual)

Date: July 3-5, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Twin Cities Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: July 9-10, 2021

Address: Schoenecker Arena, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

Web: twincitiesantiquarianbookfair.wordpress.com

Getman’s 24-hour Book and Ephemera Fair (Virtual)

Date: July 14-15

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Detroit Festival of Books

Date: July 18, 2021

Address: Eastern Market, Shed 5, Detroit, MI

Web: detroitbookfest.com

Newberry Library Book Fair (Virtual & Curbside)

Date: July 2021

Address: Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St., Chicago, IL

Web: newberry.org/newberry-book-fair

SLAM e-Rendez-Vous (Virtual)

Date: August 3-5, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Pulp Fest

Date: August 18-21, 2021

Address: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 910 Sheraton Dr., Mars, PA.

Web: pulpfest.com

Rocky Mountain Book & Paper Fair

Date: August 6-7, 2021

Address: Denver Merchandise Mart - Expo Building, I-25 at 58th Ave., Denver, CO

Web: rmaba.org/rmbpf/2020/rmbpf_2020_GeneralInfo.html

Ephemera Society of America Ephemera Fair (Virtual)

Date: August 13-15, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Getman’s 24-hour Book and Ephemera Fair (Virtual)

Date: August 25-26, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

SLAM e-Rendez-Vous (Virtual)

Date: September 3-5, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Sacramento Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: September 4, 2021

Address: Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 “H” Street, Sacramento, CA

Web: sacbookfair.com

New York Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: September 9-12, 2021

Address: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, NY, NY

Web: abaa.org/events/details/new-york-international-antiquarian-book-fair

York National Book Fair

Date: September 10-11, 2021

Address: The Knavesmire Suite, York Racecourse, York, England

Web: yorkbookfair.com

TEFAF Maastricht

Date: September 11-19, 2021

Address: MECC Maastricht, 6229 GV Maastricht, The Netherlands

Web: tefaf.com/fairs/tefaf-maastricht

Brooklyn Antiquarian Book and Print Fair (Virtual)

Date: Sept. 23-26, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

SLAM e-Rendez-Vous (Virtual)

Date: October 3-5, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Getman’s 24-hour Book and Ephemera Fair (Virtual)

Date: October 13-14, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: November 12-14, 2021

Address: Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Web: abaa.org/events/details/45th-boston-international-antiquarian-book-fair-2021

SLAM e-Rendez-Vous (Virtual)

Date: November 3-5, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Paris Map Fair

Date: November 6, 2021

Address: Hotel Ambassador, 16 Bd Haussmann, Paris, France

Web: map-fair.com

Getman’s 24-hour Book and Ephemera Fair (Virtual)

Date: November 10-11, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

Getman’s Virtual Holiday Book and Ephemera Fair (Virtual)

Date: December 2-4, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

SLAM e-Rendez-Vous (Virtual)

Date: December 3-5, 2021

Web: getmansvirtual.com

2022

California International Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: February 11-13, 2022

Address: Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, CA

Web: cabookfair.com

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

Date: February 17-22, 2022

Address: Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Web: palmbeachshow.com

San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print & Paper Fair

Date: February 2022, date TBA

Address: South San Francisco Conference Center, South San Francisco, CA

Web: nancyjohnsonevents.com/san-francisco.html

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: April 1-3, 2022

Address: St. Petersburg Coliseum, St. Petersburg, FL

Web: floridabooksellers.com/bookfair.html

TEFAF New York Spring

Date: May 6-10, 2022

Address: Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

Web: tefaf.com/fairs/tefaf-new-york-spring

Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: October 8-9, 2022

Address: Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Seattle, WA

Web: seattlebookfair.com

Chelsea Antiquarian Book Fair

Date: November 4-5, 2022

Address: Old Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London, England

Web: chelseabookfair.com