Useful Organisations No. 24: The Children’s Books History Society
Further details and applications for membership can be obtained from:
Secretary: Mrs P Garrett, 26 St Bernards Close, Buckfast, Buckfastleigh, S. Devon. TQ11 0EP
Membership is £10.00 per annum (UK & Europe). Overseas Members: £15 sterling.
The Children’s Books History Society exists to promote an appreciation of children’s books in their literary, historical and bibliographical aspects, and further to encourage a distribution and exchange of information on children’s literature. New members are invited to join the Society whether their interest is amateur or professional.
Meetings and talks are held in London four to six times a year, with occasional provincial meetings, and visits to collections are arranged. Three substantial Newsletters are issued to members annually, containing news of exhibitions, conferences, events, etc; also reports of meetings, book reviews, articles and other matters. Occasional Papers are also issued; previous papers have covered subjects from ‘Early Alphabets’ to ‘The Firm of Blackie and some of their Children’s Books’.