Member Clubs & International Affiliates

The Book Club of California
San Franciso, California

We are a non-profit, membership-based organization founded in 1912. Our members share a love of fine books. We support book making, fine printing, design, typography, illustration, literature, and scholarship through our publications, programs, and exhibitions related to the history and literature of California and the West. Membership is open to all.

www.bccbooks.org

The Aldus Society
Columbus, Ohio

The Aldus Society was formed for the edification and continuing education of those interested in books, and promotes the perpetuation of the book arts through the dissemination of knowledge.

http://www.aldussociety.com

The Ampersand Club
Minneapolis & St Paul, Minnesota

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.

http://theampersandclub.org

The Baltimore Bibliophiles
Baltimore, Maryland

The purpose of the Baltimore Bibliophiles is to provide a focal point for community interest in matters pertaining to books and manuscripts, bindings, typography, printing, paper, preservation, calligraphy, book illustration, cartography and related fields.

http://www.baltimorebibliophiles.org

The John Russell Bartlett Society
Providence, Rhode Island

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.

http://jrbs.org

The Baxter Society
Portland, Maine

The objectives of the Baxter Society are to advance the quality and diversity of private and public libraries, to promote excellence in the arts pertaining to the history, design, and production of books, and to provide a supportive environment for those interested in the creation, preservation, and collection of books.

http://www.baxtersociety.org

The Bixby Club
St. Louis, Missouri

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.

The Book Club of Detroit
Detroit, Michigan

Founded in 1958, the Book Club of Detroit is a non-profit association of Detroit Metropolitan Area bibliophiles who assemble periodically for the purpose of sharing and encouraging our mutual interest in books, manuscripts and prints. We continuously seek to learn new aspects of book collecting, design, production, conservation and preservation.

www.bookclubofdetroit.org

The Book Hunters Club of Houston
Houston, Texas

Dedicated to the education and camaraderie of rare book lovers of all types, whether collector, rare book dealer or special collections librarian. Quarterly events held.

The Caxton Club
Chicago, Illinois

The Caxton Club brings together archivists, authors, binders, book artists, booksellers, collectors, conservators, designers, editors, librarians, printers, publishers, scholars, and others. Members from these diverse backgrounds form a community that shares a love of printed, handwritten, and digital books and related textual objects, such as pamphlets, broadsides, maps, and ephemera. The club provides a forum to learn about the arts, history, and technologies of these materials, as well as a space to share the joys of appreciating and collecting them.

https://caxtonclub.org/

The Delaware Bibliophiles

The Florida Bibliophile Society

A society that provides opportunities for members to expand their knowledge of books and book collecting through the exchange of information with other members and by exposure to experts in all areas of book arts.

http://www.floridabibliophilesociety.org/

The Grolier Club
New York, New York

The Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and graphic arts enthusiasts. The Club’s activities promote the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper. The Grolier Club pursues its mission through its library, its public exhibitions and lectures, and its distinguished series of publications.

https://www.grolierclub.org

The Himes & Duniway Society
Portland, Oregon

Oregon’s only association of book collectors.

The Manuscript Society
Reading, Pennsylvania

The Manuscript Society is an international organization of persons and institutions devoted to the collection, preservation, use and enjoyment of autographs and manuscripts. The oldest society of autograph and manuscript collectors in the United States today, The Manuscript Society has become an international organization with members in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America. 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.

Miniature Book Society

We are a nonprofit 501c(3) organization. We strive to be inclusive and welcome all who have an interest in the incredibly historic, creative and wonder that is the miniature book world. We can boast members in 36 U.S. States and 19 countries. Our members are private individuals, families, book artists, book binders, dealers, publishers, universities, libraries and book clubs, just to name a few.

https://www.mbs.org/connect

Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society

NOBS promotes the love and preservation of antiquarian books, paper, and ephemera throughout Northeast Ohio.

https://www.nobsbooks.org

The Movable Book Society
Chicago, Illinois

The Movable Book Society, a nonprofit organization, provides a forum for artists, book sellers, book producers, collectors, curators, and others to share enthusiasm and exchange information about pop-up and movable books. There are nearly 350 members worldwide. 

https://movablebooksociety.org

The Philobiblon Club
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philobiblon Club, founded in 1893, is Philadelphia’s club for bibliophiles—collectors, librarians, booksellers, binders, printers, illustrators, and anyone else who loves books.

https://www.philobiblonclub.org/

The Roxburghe Club of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

The purpose of the Roxburghe Club of San Francisco is to further the love of fine printing and books in general. Loosely organized and led by The Master of the Press (club president), members include book collectors and booksellers, fine book printers and binders.

The Book Club of Texas
Dallas, Texas

The DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University is the institutional home of the Book Club of Texas. Founded originally by Stanley Marcus and other Texas bibliophiles in 1929, the Book Club of Texas was revived by Tom Taylor and others in 1989. It is open to anyone with an interest in book collecting, the book arts, and Texas history and literature.

https://www.smu.edu/libraries/degolyer/publications/book-club

The Ticknor Society
Boston, Massachusetts

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.

https://www.ticknor.org

The Book Club of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Our diverse membership of book collectors, book dealers, librarians, book arts practitioners, and avid readers shares an appreciation of fine books and the desire to explore, preserve, and celebrate them. For more information about our activities and publications, please visit our website:
www.bookclubofwashington.org.

Washington Rare Book Group
Washington, D.C.

This informal and diverse group dates from the early 1970’s, when a small number of enthusiasts from various disciplines (including collectors, book dealers, and private and governmental librarians) were drawn together to share collecting interests and activities. The group’s membership now numbers approximately 100 and has grown to include publishers, printers, conservators, book artists, historians, and others.

http://washingtonrarebookgroup.org/

The William Morris Society in
the United States

The William Morris Society in the United States is a group of scholars and enthusiasts brought together in fellowship by our shared interest in the life and works of William Morris. We aim to promote study of and interest in Morris and his associates through publications, lectures, conferences, tours, museum visits, and social gatherings.

https://morrissociety.org/wmsus/about/

The Zamorano Club
Pasadena, California

A monthly dinner gathering of bibliophiles, collectors, historians, and scholars, to hear talks on a variety of topics. The club also publishes a quarterly journal and quality books.

http://www.zamoranoclubla.org

  • Aberystwyth Bibliographical Group, Aberystwyth, Wales
  • Nederlands Genootschap van Bibliofielen, Amsterdam
  • Associació de Bibliòfils de Barcelona
  • Berliner Bibliophilen Abend E.V., Berlin
  • Biron Stables Bibliophile Club, St. Petersburg
  • Société Royale des Bibliophiles et Iconophiles de Belgique, Brussels
  • The Fine Press Book Association, United Kingdom
  • International Federation of Ex-libris Societies, Helsinki, Finland
  • Moscow Club of Bibliophiles, Moscow
  • National Union of Bibliophiles, Moscow (formerly Organization of Russian Bibliophiles)
  • The Society of Bibliophiles in Capetown
  • The St. Petersburg Society of Bibliophiles
  • Les Amis Du Livre Contemporain, Paris
  • The Private Libraries Association, Pinner, Middlesex
  • Maxmilian-Gesellschaft e.V. für alte und neue Buchkunst, Stuttgart
  • Book and Graphics Section attached to the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
  • The Dublin Odde Volume Sette, Dublin, Ireland
  • Pirckheimer-Gesellschaft e.V.
  • Jerusalem Club of Bibliophiles, Israel
  • International Union of Bibliophilic Societies, Moscow
  • University of London Bibliophiles