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 8th June – President’s Summer Drinks Party
**This event will be held at the October Gallery, Bloomsbury, WC1N 3AL**

Thursday 7th September – to be announced
Thursday 5th October – to be announced
Thursday 2nd November – to be announced
Thursday 7th December – Christmas Drinks Party
Members will be alerted by email when booking for each dinner is open.

Next Event

All Bookings are currently closed.

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