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 2nd February – Kit de Waal
“The Art of Trespass: how writers can, and should, move beyond what they know”

Thursday 30th March – Dan Kieron, 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 2nd February – Kit de Waal02/02/2017 at 18:30

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Event Details

The Savile Club

Guest Speaker

Kit de Waal

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