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Tue, Feb 27


Book Education

FABS Zoom Sessions

February's Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS) Special Interest Group Zoom Sessions. Groups meet on fixed days of the month at 4:30pm Eastern. Sessions are not recorded. To join the mailing list for the group of your choice, contact Jennifer Larson at

FABS Zoom Sessions
FABS Zoom Sessions

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2024, 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM

Book Education

About the Event

All are welcome to the FABS special interest group Zoom sessions in February. These groups meet on fixed days of the month at 4:30pm Eastern/6:30pm Central/7:30pm Eastern. Sessions are not recorded. To join the mailing list for the group of your choice, contact Jennifer Larson at

The Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS) is an international association of book collecting clubs. We are a non-profit 501C (6) organization committed to communicating, sharing, and supporting bibliophilic activities, experience, and ideas among member clubs and affiliates for mutual benefit and pleasure. We invite bibliophilic societies in the United States to become FABS members, and book collecting clubs outside the U.S. are welcome to join the other international affiliates of FABS.

Members of the general public are welcome to peruse the calendar of online events; most are open to the public and free. FABS also offers a monthly digest of online events in an email newsletter.

Feb 12: Handpress Era (printed materials to 1800).

David Wolf MD will present an Elizabethan-era medical work by William Bullein, Bulleins bulwarke of defence against all sicknesses, soreness and vvoundes that doe daily assaulte mankind (London: Thomas Marshe, 1579). This copy in a contemporary binding is extensively illustrated with woodcuts of herbs, medical apparatus and the human body.

Jennifer Larson, Ph.D. (FABS Chair) will present a 16th century French New Testament (Gryphius 1537) with hand-colored woodcuts of Acts and the Apocalypse, comparing these illustrations with their models in prior works by Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Younger, and the Cranach designs for Luther’s September Bible.

Feb 15: 19th Century Group. Join FABS for an hour of convivial, open discussion about all things 1800s and bibliophilic!

Feb 26: Bindings Group. Sophia S. W. Bogle on “Book Restoration Unveiled.” Sophia states: “Identifying book restoration treatments requires a paradigm shift. I will take you on a journey to make this shift by introducing you to the deep dark secrets of book restoration. You will learn to use your eyes, your fingers, and even your nose to detect restorative changes to any book. Beware, once you have learned these secrets you will never look at a book the same way!” You are invited to bring a book—that has been restored or needs to be—to show during the discussion.

And new for Spring 2024:

Feb 27: Living With Books Group. Hosted by The Private Library author Reid Byers, this group will meet on Zoom, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Discussions will cover acquisition, cataloging and photographing collections, home libraries, book furniture, conservation and storage, and more. The format for the February meeting will be an open discussion about three subjects: bookplates, bookmarks, and the Pleasures of Reading.

-Jennifer Larson, FABS Chair

In furtherance of the FABS mission, FABS publishes the FABS Journal, organizes study tours to different cities in the U.S. and Europe, sponsors events and publications, create bibliophilic programming designed to connect bibliophiles across clubs, and hold annual meetings during a major antiquarian book fair. The FABS website is designed to serve as a hub for communication for and about member clubs, affiliates and events.  Since 1995, the FABS Journal has been published twice each year. It contains book-related articles, reviews, announcements, and news from member clubs. The Journal accepts paid advertising and it reaches an audience of thousands of collectors and professionals in the bibliophilic world.

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Note:  These events are listed as a courtesy to members and friends of IOBA.  Every effort is made to post accurate information, but that the most reliable information will be found on the ellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS)  website:

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