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Bibliography Week

Bibliography Week happens each year at the end of January when the several national organizations devoted to book scholarship and the book arts – the BSA, the American Printing History Association, and the Grolier Club – have their annual meetings.  The Antiquarian Booksellers Association typically hosts a booksellers showcase during the week; the New York Academy of Medicine Library and Columbia University also host lectures. Coinciding events throughout the week bring many librarians, scholars, booksellers, collectors, and others to New York to attend events held all over the City.

The BSA offers a blend of virtual, hybrid, and in-person events that are free and open to the public with registration. Most, but not all other events are free and open to the public, and some are accessible online.

The BSA traditionally holds its annual meeting on the Friday of Bibliography Week. Future dates for Bibliography Week are:

  • January 23-28, 2023
  • January 22-27, 2024
  • January 20-25, 2025

Check this page for more details this fall.

Both/And: Bibliography in Action

Bibliographical study and analysis require the ability to closely analyze the macro and the minute details of the material text and the ability to situate individual examples within broader media and other cultural ecosystems. In the practice of bibliography this is never either/or; it is always both/and. We cannot do justice to the material objects without rigorous close looking and aggressive contextualization. Without this combination, it’s not possible to build the histories that we need to understand our world. BSA’s Bibliography Week programs highlight scholars from across disciplines and professions who put this dual practice into action, engaging newcomers and experts alike.

Check this page for a full schedule of Bibliography Week events for 2023.

Past Bibliography Week Schedules

Registration and Accessibility

Registration for in-person and virtual events will be required. Please continue to check this page or join our mailing list for up-to-date information on registration and accessibility accommodations.

If you need special accommodations in order to attend any Bibliography Week event, please contact Executive Director Erin McGuirl.

Professional Conduct During Bibliography Week

All presenters and attendees are required to abide by the terms set forth in the Society’s Events Code of Conduct. The BSA also retains a consultant to serve as a confidential resource on violations of this code of conduct. Any person who is subjected to, or notices that someone else is being subjected to, behavior that violates our code of conduct may report the incident to the consultant, Sherry Marts, who can be reached at or on ‭(202) 670-7746 and will be on call all week.