THE SOCIETY'S CALENDAR FOR 2019/2020
Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 1.30pm Auction 89
Saturday, 18 April 2020 at 1.30pm AGM and Auction 90
Saturday, 20 June 2020 Visit not yet arranged; proposals are invited
Wednesday, 12 August to Saturday, 15 August 2020 The 38th FISAE International Exlibris Congress will take place
at the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, London. The exhibition will be open Wednesday 6pm to Saturday 2pm.
NB: In view of this event, no September meeting is planned.
Friday, 14 August 2020, at 10am International Auction of high quality exlibris. Open to all vendors and all bidders.
Saturday, 5 December 2020 at 1.30pm Auction 91
Please note that our London venue for regular meetings is now:
Lower Meeting Room, Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU.
This is located in the City of London, between Old Street (Northern Line) and Moorgate tube stations. We must leave the Wesley centre by 4.50pm.
Click to see how to get there.
THE BOOKPLATE SOCIETY IS HOSTING THE 2020 FISAE CONGRESS
As long ago as 1982 this Society ran the 19th congress at Keble College, Oxford. It was adjudged
a considerable success, and a brief write-up can be found on the FISAE website HERE.
Delegates to the 2016 congress have decided that the 38th International Exlibris Congress will take place in the UK in August 2020. We hope to welcome
400 participants and spouses from maybe 30 countries to a thoroughly enjoyable event, with the introduction of some innovations.
We had proposed to base
this at Churchill College, Cambridge, with a formal dinner in the old dining hall of St John's College. This seemed a fitting way to follow the 1982 event,
but Cambridge proved unwelcoming in several ways. The greatest structural difficulty of any such FISAE congress is a financing gap between the early date when a
venue expects to receive money in advance and the later time when intending participants start making plans.
The 2020 congress has been moved to the Royal National Hotel, Bloomsbury, in Central London near the British Museum. The deadline for booking bedrooms at
advantageous group rates is 31 July 2019, after which participants will have to book bedrooms individually at 2020 prices (with no guarantee that space will remain
available, because the hotel is full in August each year). The congress meeting hall is planned to be the Galleon Room in the hotel, where monthly book fairs take place.
Booking this large meeting room also requires a non-refundable deposit, payable months in advance.
Click on the 2020 home tab (see left) to go to the pages outlining the Society's plans.
The web pages will develop further as arrangements progress.
AUTUMN 2018 ISSUE OF THE BOOKPLATE JOURNAL
This journal is running late and has not yet been issued to members. We have three editors working on
this journal, on Spring 2019 and Autumn 2019, so there is hope of catching up the backlog in due course.
NEWS AND EVENTS ARCHIVE
Out of date reports and some obituary notices are now on a separate webpage.