Websites for Bibliophiles

This is a place for FBS members to find interesting book-oriented websites.

Society member and past president Michael Bryan, Director, Seminole Community Library, compiled the extensive list below for our website in 2009 (updated 09/29/15). 

Please send additions and corrections to the webmaster


Bibliographical Society (UK):

Bibliographical Society of America:

Bibliographical Society of Canada:

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia:

Cambridge Bibliographical Society:

Oxford Bibliographical Society:

Book Arts • Centers for the Book • History of the Book

Alcuin Society:

The Book: An Introduction:

Book Arts Web:

Book History Time-Table:

Center for the Book Arts:

Fine Press Book Association:

Florida Center for the Book:

Guild of Book Workers:

Library of Congress Center for the Book:

Medieval and Renaissance Book Production –

Rare Book School:

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing:

Tampa Book Arts Studio:

Book Collecting

Book Collecting:

The Book Collector (periodical):

Books and Book Collecting:

Essentials of Book Collecting:

Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies:

Fine Books & Collections (periodical):

Firsts – The Book Collector’s Magazine (periodical):

Miniature Book Society:

Private Libraries Association:

Book Design

Book Design Review:

Book Fairs and Festivals

Miami Book Fair International:

National Book Festival:

New York Book Festival:

St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading:

Book Trade

Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America:

British Book Trade Archives 1830-1939 (UK):

British Book Trade Index:

Florida Antiquarian Booksellers Association:

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers:

Rare Book Hub / Americana Exchange: San Francisco, California, Bruce McKinney, founder, proprietor. Some 6 billion records of rare book sales transactions, with trade articles, notices, important offerings & sales, etc.

Scottish Book Trade Index:


About Bookbinding:

American Academy of Bookbinding:

American Bookbinders Museum:

Bookbinding: A Tutorial:

Bookbinding Texts Online:

Database of Bookbindings:


American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers:

The Bookplate Society:

Stanford University Libraries Bookplate Exhibit:

Lew Jaffe, Bookplate maven & “junkie”:

Conservation and Preservation

Conservation & Preservation (Book Arts Web):

Library of Congress: Preservation:

Epigraphy • Paleography • Calligraphy • Manuscripts

American Society of Greek and Latin Epigraphy:

Association for the Calligraphic Arts:

Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society:

Calligraphy Societies of Florida: 

Epigraphic Society:

Fonts for Latin Paleography:

Introduction to Greek and Latin Paleography, by Sir Edward Maunde Thompson
(downloadable electronic text):

The Manuscript Society:

Medieval Writing: History, Heritage and Data Source:

Paleography: Reading Old Handwriting 1500-1800: A Practical Online Tutorial:

Society of Scribes (New York):

Society of Scribes and Illuminators (UK):

U.S. Epigraphy Project:

Libraries and Librariana

Association of Research Libraries:

Davies Project at Princeton University:

Independent Research Libraries Association:

Library History Buff:

Library History Database (UK):  Robert Alston’s database is being transferred to the University of London. Until the transfer is complete, archived versions of the database can be found by consulting:

Library Thing:

Paper and Papermaking

The Ancient Art of Marbling on Paper and Fabric:

British Association of Paper Historians:

Hidden in Plain Sight: A Brief History of Fore-Edge Painting:

International Association of Paper Historians:

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking:


American Printing History Association:

Early Book Society:

Printing Historical Society (UK):


History of Publishing (Encyclopaedia Britannica):

Publishing History:

Publishing Timeline:


Reading Experience Database 1450-1945:


History of Typography (Encyclopaedia Britannica):

I Love Typography:

Typefoundry – Documents for the History of Type and Letterforms:


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