New Online Calendar Project Promotes Bibliography Week 2023

The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) and the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) have announced a new collaborative project, This new venture promotes Bibliography Week and aims to make it easier for attendees to plan to attend events, whether in-person or online.

Bibliography Week runs annually at the end of January. During the week several national organizations focused on book scholarship and the book arts including the BSA, the American Printing History Association (APHA), and the Grolier Club host their annual meetings. In addition, local institutions throughout New York City host events. Events are free thanks to sponsors (mostly antiquarian booksellers), open to the public, and many accessible online.

The useful new features an events calendar making it easier to discover what’s happening with links to all events. It will be constantly updated as more events are confirmed. Among those already on the site are:

January 23: Finding Your Focus: A Roundtable for Aspiring Book Collectors. Panel with past winners of the Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize.

January 24: Speaking Texts: Recordings in/and Preservation, Accessibility, and Indigeneity

January 24: BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Disabled, and Spanish-speaking Bibliographers: Bibliography Week Meet-Up

January 25: ABAA Bibliography Week Showcase. Join 35 exhibitors offering books, maps, ephemera, and more for sale at the Bibliography Week Showcase.

January 25: Tour of the New York Society Library

January 25: Freedom and the Press before Freedom of the Press: Tools, Data, and Methods for Researching Secret Printing

January 25: Materialities of Contemporary Latin American Publishing

January 28: New York Academy of Medicine Library: Bibliography Week Lecture

“January is a low point in the New York City tourist season,” said Erin McGuirl, Executive Director, The Bibliographical Society of America, “making hotels more affordable and travel less expensive. Attending Bibliography Week events is a great way to meet the booksellers, academics, librarians, collectors, and others who gather in New York to participate in events throughout the week. The BSA is most grateful to the ABAA for collaborating with us to make this resource possible.”