31.12.2021 – Wishing all our members a Happy New Year. Please note that the Book Society website is currently under construction, and members will not be able to pay their membership subs for 2022 until we advise you. Please wait for further information in January 2022. 


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.

2021 membership subscriptions
As notified by our Chair, Michael Bhaskar, the Society is moving to a reduced membership fee for 2021, which is the minimum we think the Society can remain viable whilst maintaining our usual charitable commitments. The annual membership fee for 2021 is £27.50 (50% of the usual fee of £55.00).

Any queries, please contact the administrator Jo Dawson. 

Members will be alerted by email when booking for each dinner is open.

Next Event

All Bookings are currently closed.

The Committee:

  • Chair: Michael Bhaskar
  • Vice-Chair: Jamie Hodder-Williams
  • Hon Secretary: Emma Lowe
  • Hon Treasurer: James Long

Executive Committee:  Tim Dare, Meryl Halls,  Jacqui Graham, Justine Solomons, Cathryn Summerhayes and David Taylor

President: Richard Charkin
Administrator: Jo Dawson