Join today!

Join today! 

Become a member today and join an ever growing community of book enthusiasts…at last count over 450 individual members and over 80 institutional members! The year 2016 marked our 60th anniversary and the momentum of enthusiasm for all things PLA continues to grow. 2017 was the beginning of what we are confident will be another 6 successful decades for the PLA and 2018 will offer exciting new publications as well as fairs and events for our members.

We want to encourage all bibliophiles – anyone who loves books – to join at an annual subscription of only £30. You will receive our well-respected quarterly journal, packed with interesting articles on all manner of subjects relating to books. Members also receive discounts on all our publications and a complimentary members book every 2 years. Students and anyone under the age of 26 will receive membership at only £15…so all young book collectors should sign up today!

New publication in the works... A new book is to be published in celebration of our diamond jubilee in 2016 (though unlikely to be published before 2018.) The intention is to celebrate in book form the passion we have for our own private libraries – whether they be paperbacks or leather bound volumes, new books or old. It will be a collection of colour photographs, handsomely styled, displaying a selection of PLA members’  libraries, balanced with views of individual volumes – contents and or bindings of special interest.

Chairman and Editor David Chambers at work amongst his books

Chairman and Editor David Chambers at work amongst his books

Members are encouraged to make contact and submit photos. If you would like to submit a photo our your own ‘personal library’ for this publication, please let us know by using the contact form.