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The Bibliographical Society of America - The Bibliographical Society of America -

The oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to
the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects.


  • A Message from the Nominating Committee

    The Nominating Committee presents the slate for approval at the Annual Meeting on January 25, 2019.

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  • BSA Archive Adds to its Collection

    The Grolier Club Library and the Archives Working Group of the Bibliographical Society of America are pleased to announce the addition of the John Bidwell papers and The Ascensius Press production files to the BSA Archive, on deposit at the Grolier Club Library.

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  • Letter from the Incoming Executive Director

    It is my great pleasure to write to you as the new Executive Director of the BSA.

    I am honored to be at the helm with Council and Officers as we enter a new phase of growth in bibliographical community. Under the steadfast leadership of Presidents Martin Antonetti and now, Barbara Shailor, our organization has developed and is now implementing new statements of mission and values to guide us in our work to play a more visible role in the larger scholarly community. 

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  • Call for Nominations

    At our Annual Meeting in January 2019 the Bibliographical Society of America will elect the Council Class of 2022. Three councilors will serve three-year terms (2019–2022).

    BSA members are welcome to nominate their colleagues in the Society for seats on the Council. Read on for more information.

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  • Letter from the President: Erin Schreiner Appointed as Executive Director

    I am pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Schreiner as the new Executive Director of our Society. After a year-long discussion, the Council decided at the annual meeting in January 2018 to recruit a full-time Executive Director.  Council took this decision to better meet the diverse needs of its members and to more effectively promote the importance of bibliography in the 21st century.  Because of the prudent management of our financial assets, and the strong leadership of the Council, it has been possible to create a full-time position.

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  • Announcing the 2019 Annual Meeting

    The Annual Meeting of The Bibliographical Society of America will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019, in New York City.

    Papers from New Scholars will precede the meeting at 2 pm.

    The Meeting will commence at 4 pm and conclude with a presentation.

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