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 ...

Stillwell Prize for 2018   – Open to all undergraduates attending a RI college or university.  Deadline for entries April 9.    The presentations and awards will be given on April 24 at 6pm at the John Carter Brown Library.

Stillwell Prize Ceremony

On March 24 at 4pm, we will be joining up with the New England Chapter of the American Printing History Association and visiting The Third and Elm Press in Newport, RI. In 1965, Alexander and Ilse Buchert Nesbitt founded the Third & Elm Press.

Visit to the Third and Elm Press, March 24

We will be visiting Dragonfly Bindery/Studio on February 24 at 2pm. George and Patricia Sargent have been restoring books and paper as well as making fine leather bindings and presentation boxes for 36 years. These RISD Alumni and Bartlett Society Members’ creativity and talent shines in their unique book bindings. We will […]

Visit to the Dragonfly Bindery, February 24