The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS) is an international association of book collecting clubs. We are a non-profit 501C (6) organization committed to communicating, sharing, and supporting bibliophilic activities, experience, and ideas among member clubs and affiliates for mutual benefit and pleasure. We invite bibliophilic societies in the United States to become FABS members, and book collecting clubs outside the U.S. are welcome to join the other international affiliates of FABS.
Members of the general public are welcome to peruse our calendar of online events; most are open to the public and free. We also offer a monthly digest of online events in our email newsletter.
In furtherance of our mission we publish the FABS Journal, organize study tours to different cities in the U.S. and Europe, sponsor events and publications, create bibliophilic programming designed to connect bibliophiles across clubs, and hold annual meetings during a major antiquarian book fair. Our website is designed to serve as a hub for communication for and about member clubs, affiliates and events.
Since 1995, the FABS Journal has been published twice each year. It contains book-related articles, reviews, announcements, and news from member clubs. The Journal accepts paid advertising and it reaches an audience of thousands of collectors and professionals in the bibliophilic world.
FABS supports the Susan Tane Student Book Collecting Contest of the ABAA, and co-sponsors book-related events and activities related to our mission.
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