The Annual Meeting of the JRBS will take place virtually on Monday, March 28, at 6:30pm. Our speaker will be Rebecca More, a member of the Hroswitha Club (and the JRBS) and a collector of many subjects, most notably gardening and French cookery. Professor More received her M.A. and Ph.D. from […]

JRBS Annual Meeting 2022

Our kickoff event will be a presentation and discussion on auctions by Spencer W. Stuart–how they have worked traditionally, how they have changed during the pandemic, and how they are affecting the rare book trade. Please save the date: Saturday, October 2 at 2:00pm (Zoom LINK) To enhance the conversation, the speaker encourages attendees […]

Welcome to the 2021-22 season of the JRBS!

Please join us on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 5:30pm at the Archives + Special Collections Reading Room, Fleet Library at RISD (15 Westminster Street). Claudia Covert will be presenting a report on last’s year activities (18/19) with a budget update.  Then we will be having a discussion about the […]

Bartlett Society Meeting

Lecture by Katherine M. Ruffin, Director of the Book Studies Program and Lecturer in Art at Wellesley College, and Vice President for Publications for APHA. Followed by an open house in the Book Arts Lab Saturday, March 9, 2019 2:00 pm Library Lecture Room, First Floor of Clapp Library Wellesley College […]

Books as Portals: Reading and Responding to Historical Collections in ...

Logo of the Boston International Book Fair
Open to all, Come with the John Russell Bartlett Society to Boston. Attend the book and ephemera fairs on November 17, 2018, 1pm-5pm. RSVP by Saturday, November 10, 2018 to The John Russell Bartlett Society is a group of Rhode Island book collectors, book crafts-people, and book readers who […]

Field Trip to the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair

silent auction poster
Join us at the Athenaeum on the evening of December 6th for a chance to pick up great deals on some collectible books and support the Stillwell Prize in the process.

Silent Auction

John Wilkes Booth book cover
Tuesday May 8, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm John Hay Library, Brown University 20 Prospect Street, Providence, RI Please join us for Richard Gutman’s illustrated talk on his 1979 limited-edition book, John Wilkes Booth Himself.  It is a monograph of all the known photographs of Booth at the time of its publication. […]

Richard J. S. Gutman Discusses his book, John Wilkes Booth ...