A membership organisation which convenes an annual conference on themes relevant to the history of the book trade. The 2015 conference was entitled
‘Book Trade History in the Digital Age’. The 2016 conference is due to take place at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Print Networks also oversees the British Book Trade Index: http://www.bbti.bham.ac.uk/ an index of the names and brief biographical details and trade details of people who worked in the book trade in England and Wales and who were trading by 1851. (There is a separate index for Scotland.) The BBTI includes a hugely useful bibliography relating to the English Provincial book trade.
[The BBTI will be moving to the Bodleian Library later in 2015.]
Book History Network
A network of university-based and independent scholars with an interest in the book trade. The list of members given on the web site includes contact details and the individual’s particular research interests.