TheTicknor Society
- a fellowship of book lovers -

The Ticknor Society
c/o Christopher Carter
1910 Dorchester Avenue, #504
Boston, MA  02124-3780

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About George Ticknor

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About Anna Ticknor

About the Ticknor Society

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 $35 per individual and cover the calendar year cycle (January through December). For a membership application and mailing information, please click here. For more information on The Society or upcoming events, email us at

The Ticknor Society is a member of the Fellowship of American 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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Last modified: 9 September 2012