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The John Russell Bartlett Society is thrilled to welcome Rebecca Romney, co-author of Printer’s Error, bookseller, and the History Channel’s Pawn Stars’ rare book expert, as our speaker for the 2017 Annual Meeting on May 24, 6 pm at the Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St., Providence, RI. Co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Historical […]

2017 Annual Meeting


    In order to stimulate the interest of students in books and printing, and in all the bibliographical concerns which motivate its members, the John Russell Bartlett Society has established this annual prize competition, open to undergraduates at any Rhode Island college or university. In so doing, the Society […]

The 2017 Stillwell Prize


On October 13, 2016, members of the JRBS were treated to a private tour of the exhibit of “pop up” and movable books at the Fleet Library at RISD by Special Collections Librarian Claudia Covert.      

Movable Books at RISD



Membership dues $30/year Business/Institution $20/year Individual/Family $10/year Student Annual dues entitles members to receive notices of all activities of the Society, as well as to receive the annual journal of The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies. Business/Institution membership includes a listing on our online directory. Join or renew online right now, via the […]

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On November 19th, 2016, Members of the JRBS met at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Mass. for a special tour of the exhibit: “Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections.” We had an enlightening time and saw beautiful specimens of the Aldine Press as well as the spectacular […]

Beyond Words: A Day at the Gardner Museum