Founded in 1892, the Bibliographical Society is the senior learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history.

The objectives of the Society are:

  • to promote and encourage study and research in the fields of:
  • historical, analytical, descriptive and textual bibliography,
  • the history of printing, publishing, bookselling, bookbinding and collecting;
  • to hold meetings at which papers are read and discussed;
  • to print and publish a journal and books concerned with bibliography;
  • to maintain a bibliographical library;
  • from time to time to award a medal for services to bibliography
  • to support bibliographical research by awarding grants and bursaries.

Membership is open to all who by profession or private interest are concerned with bibliography.

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The Society is a Registered Charity (no. 229524).

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