The Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) is the senior trade body for dealers in rare and fine books, manuscripts and allied materials in the British Isles and elsewhere. We are proud members.
Promoting ethical standards and professionalism in the American antiquarian book trade since 1949. We are proud members.
The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is the oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects.
Book Club of California
Founded in 1912 and limited to 1000 members, the BCC is a non-profit organization of book lovers and collectors with a special interest in Pacific Coast history, literature, and fine printing.
The Book Collector was founded in 1952, the brainchild of three men. One was Ian Fleming, not then famous for James Bond, but a great book-collector. The second was Percy Muir, doyen of antiquarian booksellers. And there was John Hayward, author of the great Rothschild Catalogue, friend and muse of T.S.Eliot. Scholarly articles, timely and well-informed news and comment , unfamiliar authors, contemporary collectors, book-bindings, the news behind or ahead of book-sales, the ways, good and bad, of libraries, reviews of books and booksellers’ catalogues, all these have been its staple, then and since.
Getty Research Center
The Getty Library’s online catalogue provides an essential resource for researchers, librarians, and museum professionals all over the world.
The Grolier Club
Founded in 1884 by printing press manufacturer and book collector Robert Hoe, the Grolier Club of New York is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts.
J. Hewitt & Sons Ltd
J. Hewit is a well-established company with a 200 year history of manufacturing the finest quality leathers for bookbinding and leathergoods production.
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
ILAB-LILA speaks for twenty nations and two thousand leading dealers. Its sign stands for the integrity and professionalism of the trade worldwide. We are proud members.
The Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog provides access to more than 100.000.000 books and serials titles from national and regional libraries and book trade catalogues throughout Europe, Russia, Australia, and the United States.
Founded in 1967, OCLC Online Computer Library Center is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing information costs. More than 57,000 libraries in 112 countries and territories around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. It is now partnered with RLIN and will fully integrate both online catalogues by September 2007.
The Arthur Rackham Society
Devoted to the study and appreciation of all things related to the great book illustrator.
Rare Book School
Rare Book School (RBS) is an independent non-profit educational institute supporting the study of the history of books and printing and related subjects.
An excellent reference site, rarebooks.info is a subscription service (with a quite modest fee) providing electronic versions of more than 80 key bibliographies online.