International visitors

The Dutch Book Historical Society (NBV) is a society set up for all lovers of old and modern books in all their forms. The NBV was established in 1993 and is a dynamic society with ca. 600 members, ranging from prominent scholars to amateur researchers, from journalists to antiquarian book dealers. The Society is based in Leiden; since 1997 the NBV operates under the auspices of the Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde. The NBV organizes a wide range of activities for its members, either on its own or in co-operation with other institutions from the world of the book.

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Membership of the NBV is open to all. The fee is 27,50 euro per calendar year. Members receive a copy of the Yearbook, invitations for general meetings and other activities. Concessionary fee for students is 16,50 euro. Institutions and libraries can subscribe to the Yearbook for 38,50 euro. Anyone wishing to support the work of the Society in a special way can become a benefactor from 120 euro a year. Life membership fee is 680 euro.

If you live overseas, an additonal postal charge will be added.

How to join?
You can join the Society by sending an e-mail to info@boekgeschiedenis.nl or you could try filling in our membership form (in Dutch).

Student members are asked to supply the number on their student ID card.
Membership runs per calendar year and is automatically renewed unless cancelled in writing before the first of December.

Order a yearbook

Would you like to order a yearbook from a previous year? You can do that by filling in the order form (in Dutch).