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 2016:
Thursday 2nd June – Summer Party
Thursday 8th September – Speaker: John Ingram, Chairman, Ingram Content Group
Thursday 6th October – Speaker: Derek Freeman, Executive Chairman, Bonnier Publishing Ltd
Thursday 3rd November – Speaker: Andrew Franklin, MD, Profile Books
Thursday 1st December – Christmas Drinks Party
Members will be alerted by email when booking for each dinner is open.

Next Event

Thursday 2nd June 2016: The President’s Summer Party02/06/2016 at 18:30

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Event Details

The Savile Club

Guest Speaker

The President's Summer Party

The Committee:

  • Chair: Trevor Goul-Wheeker
  • Secretary: Clare Harington
  • Treasurer: Greg Craig-Waller

Executive Committee: Sheila Crowley, Emma House, Dotti Irving, Martin Neild, Amanda Ridout, Rebecca Smart and David Taylor

President: Richard Charkin
Administrator: Jo Dawson