The Library : Virtual issue on bookbinding

Guest Edited by Mirjam M.Foot

Bowyer Ledgers online

The Society is pleased to announce that  Keith Maslen and 

Edmund Geste – digitised provenance images

An updated version of the Index of provenances and former owners from David Selwyn's Edmund Geste and his books (Bibliographical Society, 2017) is now available online at

Information about the publication of the book can be seen at Edmund Geste and his books.

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.

Click here for further details.

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.