Bibliography Week

From January 25–28, 2022 the Bibliographical Society of America will celebrate Bibliography Week with a series of events designed to demonstrate bibliographical practice and its relevance to interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities. We have included select events in the FABS Calendar. For a full list of activities visit

ABAA Virtual Booksellers’ Showcase

Sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America. From 10:00 am EST. This special mini-antiquarian book fair, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, will be open continuously from 10:00 am on Wednesday January 27 until 7 pm on Thursday January 28. N.B.: If you plan to visit this showcase, and would like participating […]

William S. Peterson on The Daniel Press

William S. Peterson will offer the Grolier Club's annual Bibliography Week Lecture on a topic related to the Daniel Press. This lecture is being offered in connection with our "The Daniel Press: Pioneer of the English Private Press Movement" exhibition, open in our second floor gallery December 2, 2021-February 12, 2022. This will be a […]

Meet the Editors of PBSA: Online Q&A

Sponsored by James Gray Booksellers and the Bibliographical Society of America. Please join Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) co-editors Dr. Sarah Werner and Dr. Jesse Erickson for an online Q&A session on January 26. Drs. Werner and Erickson will discuss their vision for the journal and how it can be part of […]

Bound Images: Maps and Books

Co-sponsored by Blue Mango Books and Manuscripts and Bruce McKittrick Rare Books; presented by the Bibliographical Society of America. The dominant practice in Western map studies has been to consider maps as “sovereign,” that is, as individual images separated from the material context of their production, circulation, and consumption. Book studies also have generally overlooked […]

Huntington Zoom Lecture: Collecting Continuums: What Now

Join Huntington Library curators and members of the trade, library, and collecting communities for a panel discussion on individual and institutional collecting today. Moderated by Claudia Funke and Erin Chase—curators of the Huntington exhibition "What Now: Collecting for the Library in the 21st Century"—the conversation will address the significance of collecting in this unprecedented period […]

NOBS Annual Show and Tell

Sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society 7:30-900pm EST Join NOBS for their annual first forum of the year, Show & Tell. Book lovers of all ages have their favorites, whether a treasured old copy of a classic or a lovely edition of a book that you splurged on over the holidays or a book […]

“On Collecting” presented by Spencer W. Stuart

Sponsored by the Book Club of Washington The first of three presentations that Spencer Stuart will be making for the Book Club of Washington this year, "On Collecting" covers the fundamentals of collecting, with all new content and examples. Tips for novice and experienced book collectors alike. Online Sunday, January 30, 2022, 2 p.m. PST […]

San Francisco Through Time

Hosted by The Book Club of California. 5:00 PM PST - Live presentation via Zoom Webinar With over 400 officially designated local, state, and national landmarks, San Francisco is steeped in history. The city’s neighborhoods feature unique buildings and special places, some that are well known to residents and tourists but also structures and locations […]

Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Tour of the Museum of Science, Boston, Archives

Sponsored by the Ticknor Society; open to members of other FABS societies Join Archivist Brittany Contratto via Zoom for a virtual, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Science Archives. In 2017, Bloomberg Philanthropies generously provided funding for the first archives department in the Museum’s nearly 200-year history. The Archives traces the Museum’s development from the […]

The Private Library: The History of the Architecture and Furnishing of the Domestic Bookroom | Reid Byers

Hosted by the Florida Bibliophile Society. Reid’s varied career has included minister, welder, and computer programmer, among others. He is author of Private Library: The History of the Architecture and Furnishing of the Domestic Bookroom (Oak Knoll Press, 2021). This event is virtual with an in-person gathering at Macdonald-Kelce Library, University of Tampa To receive […]