General Resources

Watts Program at the John Carter Brown Library

Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies

American Printing History Association

For those interested in printing history and the related arts of calligraphy, typography, bookbinding, papermaking, illustrating and publishing. Many of the articles from APHA’s journal Printing History are available online.

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Printing

Created in 1991, SHARP serves as a global network for book historians, who until recently had worked in isolation. With more than 1000 members in over 20 countries, SHARP encompasses practitioners in the fields of literature, history, librarianship, publishing, sociology, bibliophilia, classics, bookselling, art history, reading instruction, and book arts.

Rhode Island Center for the Book

The Rhode Island Center for the Book, established January 2003, has as its purpose to “celebrate, honor and promote interest in books, reading and the book arts culture and heritage of the state of Rhode Island.”

Book Collecting

Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Features a calendar of upcoming ABAA bookfairs. “This Day in Literary History…” will be of interest to historians.

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

MARIAB: Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers

Advanced Book Exchange

Source for used books as well as “The Reading Room” (featuring book reviews, author interviews and literary news).

The Grolier Club

The Ticknor Society

Oak Knoll Books and Oak Knoll Press

Oak Knoll boasts the largest inventory of books about books and bibliography. This link directly accesses Oak Knoll’s Bibliophile Resources page for “Societies and Organizations in the Books about Books Community.”

Book Arts

Book Workers Guild

Of interest to those working in the book arts: bookbinders, marblers, calligraphers, conservators, printers, papermakers.

The North Bennet Street School

“Training people for employment since 1885 for work in fields that require craftsmanship and skillful use of hand tools and power equipment.”

Services Provided by JRBS Members


Cellar Stories Books

Gadshill Books

The Newport Bookstore

M & S Rare Books

Barry Scott

Book Binding:

Currier Bindery

Dragonfly Bindery

Harcourt Bindery

If you’re a Bartlett Society member whose business is not on this list, send us an email.