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.


Any queries, please contact the administrator Jo Dawson. 

Event dates 2018:
Thursday 4th October: Maria Dickenson, managing director of Dubray Books
Thursday 1st November: Nick Marston, CEO of Cuba Pictures
Thursday 6th December: Christmas Drinks Party

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

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Thursday 4th October – guest speaker Maria Dickenson04/10/2018 at 18:30

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Event Details

The Savile Club

Guest Speaker

Maria Dickenson

Maria Dickenson is Managing Director of Dubray Books, and was previously head of book purchasing at Eason & Son Ltd. She was recently the recipient of the O’Brien Press Bookseller of the Year Award 2017. Maria is also Vice President of The Booksellers Association and Chair of the Irish Book Awards.

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The Committee:

  • Chair: Sheila Crowley
  • Vice-Chair: Michael Bhaskar
  • Hon Secretary: Emma Lowe
  • Treasurer: Greg Craig-Waller

Executive Committee:  Tim Dare, Jacqui Graham, Jamie Hodder-Williams, Perminder Mann, Justine Solomons and David Taylor

President: Richard Charkin
Administrator: Jo Dawson