book-society-logoThe Book Society, formerly the Society of Bookmen, is a club for professionals in the book trade, publishers, booksellers, literary agents, librarians and authors. Membership is exclusively by invitation from the Society’s committee.

The Book Society meets eight times a year at the Savile Club. At each dinner a speaker is invited to address the Society. The Society’s purpose is to encourage contacts and understanding between the various elements that make up the book trade.

2020 dates
Thursday 6th February
Thursday 2nd April
Thursday 7th May
Thursday 11th June
Thursday 10th September
Thursday 1st October
Thursday 5th November
Thursday 3rd December

Any queries, please contact the administrator Jo Dawson. 

Members will be alerted by email when booking for each dinner is open.

Next Event

Thursday 6th February: Nic Bottomley06/02/2020 at 18:30

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Event Details

The Savile Club

Guest Speaker

Nic Bottomley

Nic Bottomley, a former derivatives lawyer, is the co-founder of Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights, an independent bookshop in Bath, which opened in 2006. Mr B’s Emporium has twice been named the UK’s Independent Bookshop of the Year and was once named one of the ten best bookshops in the world by The Guardian. Nic is also the current President of the Booksellers Association.

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The Committee:

  • Chair: Michael Bhaskar
  • Vice-Chair: Jamie Hodder-Williams
  • Hon Secretary: Emma Lowe
  • Hon Treasurer: James Long

Executive Committee:  Sheila Crowley, Tim Dare, Meryl Halls,  Jacqui Graham, Justine Solomons and David Taylor

President: Richard Charkin
Administrator: Jo Dawson