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 2017:

Thursday 30th March – Dan Kieran, CEO Unbound
Thursday 4th May – Lucy Menendez, Books Director, WHSmith
Thursday 8th June – President’s Summer Drinks Party
Thursday 7th September
Thursday 5th October
Thursday 2nd November
Thursday 7th December – Christmas Drinks Party
Members will be alerted by email when booking for each dinner is open.

Next Event

Thursday 30th March 2017 – guest speaker Dan Kieran30/03/2017 at 18:30

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Event Details

The Savile Club

Guest Speaker

Dan Kieran

Dan Kieran is the CEO and Co-founder of Unbound. Dan is also the author and editor of ten books including Crap Towns – the first viral internet phenomenon to turn into a Sunday Times bestseller, I Fought The Law – an exposé of the Blair Labour government’s use of anti-terror legislation to crush lawful protest, Three Men In A Float – the story of his journey across England in a 1957 electric milk float in homage to Jerome K. Jerome and The Idle Traveller – a homage to the art of slow travel.

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The Committee:

  • Chair: Rebecca Smart
  • Vice-Chair: David Taylor
  • Secretary: Clare Harington
  • Treasurer: Greg Craig-Waller

Executive Committee:  Michael Bhaskar, Sheila Crowley, Trevor Goul-Wheeker, Jacqui Graham, Emma House and Emma Lowe

President: Richard Charkin
Administrator: Jo Dawson