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Ticknor Society

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The Ticknor Society is an organization of book collectors, booksellers, librarians, historians, archivists, conservators, printers, publishers, writers, and all lovers and readers of books. We are dedicated to the enjoyment, promotion, and support of books and book culture.

The Society is named for George Ticknor (1791-1871) and his daughter, Anna Eliot Ticknor (1823-1896). George Ticknor was a prominent Boston collector, scholar, and library supporter. His great collection of Spanish literature is at the Boston Public Library. Anna Eliot Ticknor was an early member of the Massachusetts Library Commission (founded in 1890, the first state library commission in the United States) and an active promoter of literacy for all. Both father and daughter were instrumental in making books widely accessible in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Members of The Ticknor Society gather approximately six times a year to socialize with friends and colleagues, listen to and present papers, share information and research, take workshops, and spread good cheer. Programs include lectures, collectors' roundtables, visits to exhibitions and private collections, behind-the-scenes tours of area libraries, and workshops. There is an annual meeting with a featured speaker.

Membership in The Ticknor Society is open to anyone who loves and appreciates books. Annual dues are $25 per individual and cover the calendar year cycle (January through December). For a membership application and mailing information, please click on the link above. For more information on The Society or upcoming events, email us or phone 617.495.2509.

The Ticknor Society is a member of the Fellowship of American of Bibliophilic Societies, an organization of similar book-loving societies throughout the United States. Membership in the Ticknor Society brings with it FABS privileges; these include the FABS Newsletter, published twice a year, and invitations to FABS events. The latter includes an annual Bibliophilic Tour and Symposium which is held in a different city every year.

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Membership Terms Annual dues are $25 per individual and run from January through December. Please print this form [from our website] and include a check (we cannot accept credit card payment at this time) made out to The Ticknor Society and send it to<br><br> The Ticknor Society<br><br> c/o Robin Bledsoe<br> 1640 Massachusetts Avenue<br> Cambridge, MA 02138<br>
Contact Name Roberta Zonghi
Contact Phone 617 495-2509
Address1 P. O. Box 380342
City Cambridge
Country United States
State / Province Massachusetts
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