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

There will be no further Book Society events in 2020 but we hope to restart events as normal next year from the February dinner onwards.

The AGM which was due to take place in May 2020 has been postponed until May 2021 and the current Committee will remain in post until then.

2021 dates

Thurs 4th Feb
Thurs 8th April
Thurs 6th May
Thurs 3rd June
Thurs 9th Sept
Thurs 7th Oct
Thurs 4th Nov
Thurs 2nd Dec

Any queries, please contact the administrator Jo Dawson. 

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


Next Event

All Bookings are currently closed.


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