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We welcome you to join the Bibliographical Society of America, and to renew your membership for the current year!

BSA membership is annual from October 1 to September 30. (The Council changed the BSA membership year in April 2022. Read the full announcement and consult the FAQ for details.)  All current members will be asked to renew in October of each year, no matter when they joined. There are benefits to joining later in the membership year: you will receive all four issues of PBSA published within the membership year, and access to the full archive of the journal online and discounts at the University of Chicago Press begins immediately.

Membership Benefits

  • A subscription to the quarterly Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) in print and online.
  • A 30% discount on all books published or distributed by the University of Chicago Press.
  • Access to a discounted subscription to the ACLS Humanities Ebook Platform for $25/year (additional details here)
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), including discounts at their bookshop, on classes (virtual and in-person), and studio/book-making equipment rentals.

Discount codes for the University of Chicago Press and Center for Book Arts are available to members after on the password-protected Membership Benefits page on this website: All active members of the Society have received the URL and password by email. For assistance, please contact the BSA office at

About Our Members

The majority of the Society’s members are from the United States and Canada, but most European countries, Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand are also represented, together with institutions in Brazil, India, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Bulgaria, Macau, and Kuwait.

To foster bibliographical community with librarians, scholars, booksellers, collectors, and others working in throughout the Americas, in 2020 the BSA established a special rate for members living in Latin America. See below for details.

Membership Dues

Annual membership dues for BSA (October 1 to September 30 only) are:

  • $80 for Partner membership: Dues cover the cost the Journal, our meetings, and administration.
  • $125 for Sustaining membership: Help sustain our programs for the future, and support the junior members entering our field.  $45 of your membership fee is fully tax-deductible.
  • $250 for Leadership membership: Support the growth of the BSA’s programs and membership in person and online, and support our publications.  $170 of your membership is fully tax-deductible.
  • $500 for Advancing membership: Advance the BSA’s mission and geographic reach. $420.00 of your membership fee is fully tax-deductible.
  • $50 for residents of Latin America / para residentes de América Latina: This option is available to bibliographers 36 and older living in Latin America. While the Society continues to conduct its business primarily in English, we hope to foster a more global bibliographic community and offer more Spanish-language programs and digital content that meet your needs. / Esta opción está disponible a los bibliógrafos mayores de 36 años con residencia en América Latina. Aunque la mayoría de las actividades de la Sociedad se llevan a cabo en inglés, buscamos fomentar una comunidad bibliográfica más global y ofrecer más programación y contenido digital en español para responder a sus necesidades.

Emerging bibliographers who are 35 years of age and under may join at a discounted $25 annual rate.

PBSA: Institutional Subscriptions

Institutional subscriptions and back issues are available from the University of Chicago Press, Journals Division, PO Box 37005, Chicago, IL 60637. Telephone: (773) 753-3347, or toll-free in the United States and Canada (877) 705-1878. Fax: (773) 753-0811, or toll-free (877) 705-1879. Email: More information is available at