Binnie Syril Braunstein
Corresponding Secretary &
Ann von Forthuber
The Baltimore Bibliophiles
form the City of Baltimore's premier meeting point for book
enthusiasts. With formal meetings five times a year, the group is
a forum for invited speakers on the finer points of book appreciation, particularly collecting and the book arts.
Since 1954, it has met at venues like The Johns Hopkins Club, The Walters Art Gallery, and Goucher College for presentations on everything from unusual authors and artisanal bindings to preservation and restoration.
As the group is an affiliate of the Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies,
the membership of The "Baltimore Bibs" enjoy invitations to FABS events and
the twice-annual FABS newsletters.
As a part of their celebration of 50 years of fellowship, "The Bibs" published
The Baltimore Bibliophiles At Fifty, 1954-2004.
Edited by Donald Farren and August A. Imholtz, Jr., this volume incorporates an account and catalog of early children's books of Baltimore by Linda Lapides and extensive information on the history of the club and bibliophily in Baltimore. Distributed by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Del.
A convenient, printer-friendly brochure for those interested, with contact information, is available here .