The John Russell Bartlett Society is a group of Rhode Island book collectors, book crafts-people, and book readers who meet periodically for the purpose of engaging in good talk about books as objects.

The Society’s interests extend to the entire history of books in every country and period. The membership includes librarians, crafts-people, students, faculty, designers, printers, collectors, and bibliophiles in general, all of whom enjoy informal lectures and stimulating discussion concerning the arts of the book.

OFFICERS 2018-2019
President: Claudia Covert, RISD Library
Vice President:
Treasurer: Whitney Pape, Pawtucket Public Library
Secretary :

Phoebe Bean, R.I. Historical Society Library
Jordan Goffin, Providence Public Library
George Sargent, Dragonfly Bindery
Kate Wodehouse, Providence Athenaeum

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