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 22nd March: Bridget Shine
Thursday 3rd May: Jamie Byng & AGM
Thursday 7th June: The President’s Summer Party
Thursday 6th September: speaker tbc
Thursday 4th October: speaker tbc
Thursday 1st November: speaker tbc
Thursday 6th 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: David Taylor
  • Vice-Chair: Sheila Crowley
  • Hon Secretary: Emma Lowe
  • Treasurer: Greg Craig-Waller

Executive Committee:  Michael Bhaskar, Jacqui Graham, Jamie Hodder-Williams, Emma House, Perminder Mann and Rebecca Smart

President: Richard Charkin
Administrator: Jo Dawson