Ad-hoc Funding Requests

The Bibliographical Society will exceptionally consider requests for ad hoc funding to support projects that are related to bibliography.

Applications will be considered as soon as possible by Council after they have been received.

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English book owners in the seventeenth century

A new version of David Pearson's English book owners in the seventeenth century has been uploaded.

Change of venue for Randeria Lecture

Please note that the Randeria Lecture on Tuesday 15 May 2018 will take place at the British Library, not the Society of Antiquaries.

New virtual issue of The Library

The Post-Dissolution Wandering of Books from England’s Medieval Libraries. 

Guest-edited by James Carley

The Library is happy to announce the fourth of its annual 'Virtual Issues' which focuses on the Post-Dissolution Wandering of Books from England’s Medieval Libraries. The articles presented are free to download until the end of March 2018.

The Stationers’ Company opens its new Archive facility

The official opening of the Stationers’ Company’s new archive room and reading room took place on 10th November 2017, and  represented a milestone in improving access to its unique and priceless archive, both for members of the Company and the general public.

Society's Library

The Society's library is now available for consultation by members at the Albert Sloman Library at the University of Essex.

Publication launch: David Selwyn, Edmund Geste and his books

The Society's latest publication was launched on Thursday 28 September 2017 with a reception at Salisbury Cathedral hosted by the acting Dean and the Cathedral Archivist.

All members of the Society will have received copies of the book. 

For further information, see Edmund Geste and his books.


The Society's library has recently been moved from the University of London to the University of Essex where the books will soon be available for consultation again. Please note that the move of the library means that members of the Society can no longer gain access to Senate House Library by producing a signed copy of the Society's programme card. 


The Society's Annual General Meeting will be held at The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

The Library Christmas 2016 Virtual Edition

Our next Virtual Issue is up and running: an editorial and nine articles on 'The Library On Shakespeare', guest-edited by Eric Rasmussen.