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New England Chapter


APHA’s New England Chapter sponsors lectures, fields trips and other opportunities to meet fellow members on an informal basis. New upcoming events are usually listed in letters from the president and officers of the chapter. 

upcoming events

Our Fall schedule is now set for three Saturdays: September 9, October 7 and November 11. Please see details below, save the dates, and reply to


Dragon Fly Bindery Afternoon

Saturday, September 9 at 1:30 for Dutch Treat Lunch at Chan’s Chinese – 267 Main St, Woonsocket, RI (Yelp). 

 Followed by a site visit at George and Patricia Sargent’s studio at 670 Park Avenue, Woonsocket, Rhode Island.


Lunch with Michael Winship

Saturday October 7 during the APHA Conference

APHA Conference October 6-7 American Antiquarian Society 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. “Good, Fast, Cheap: Printed Words and Images in America before 1900”. A richly informative list of conference speakers is found at

The Keynote Address will be by Michael Winship, one of the Founders of APHA New England. His topic is Good, but not so Fast or Cheap.

Michael is the Iris Howard Regents Professor of English II at the University of Texas at Austin, was an editor for A History of the Book in America and has written and lectured extensively on American literary publishing of the industrial era.

Information about registering for the conference will be forthcoming from APHA National, and you can check for updates.


Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow Santo Domingo Library

Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 in the Edison & Newman Exhibition area, Houghton Library Harvard University, 15 Quincey Street Cambridge, MA followed by our annual meeting at a local restaurant. We will recess to The Boston Antiquarian Book Fair at the Hynes Convention Center. The Fair is free to the public until 7:00 PM.

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