Appointment of New Reviews Editor (French) of the Papers/Cahiers

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Ms. Marie Chartrand-Caulet has been appointed Review Editor (French) of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada.

Ms. Chartrand-Caulet is a master’s student at the Département des littératures de langue française, de traduction et de création at McGill University. Her dissertation project focuses on the evolution of the word “nègre” through dictionaries, and she is preparing a doctoral project on the use of certain punctuation marks in literature. She is involved in several university committees, notably as president of her student association in 2023-4, and organized the 28th edition of the Interuniversity Student Literature Conference. She has several years of experience as a research assistant, specifically on large literary and cultural databases. She is currently collaborating on a “data paper” providing a portrait of contemporary Quebec publishing houses and novels. Ms. Chartrand-Caulet may be contacted at:

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Call for book reviews for volume 62 (2025) of Papers/Cahiers

We are seeking book reviews for volume 62 (2025) of Papers/Cahiers. Book reviewing with us is an opportunity to get familiar with the latest scholarly works in the multidisciplinary areas of book studies and to get your name out there. Book reviews should be between 750 and 1000 words in length. 

Our selection policy: We welcome reviews on books published within the last four years that will assist readers of Cahier / Papers in selecting works for their professional use or interest. Readers are interested in bibliographical studies (enumerative, descriptive, analytical), the history of the book and publishing, printing and print culture, intimate writings (diaries and correspondences), book formats and related media (artists’ book, digital books, comic strips, etc.), and the circulation and acquisition of printed productions. A range of geo-historical contexts and perspectives are welcome in book studies, including Canadian, Quebecois, Franco-Canadian alongside Indigenous, diasporic, and international voices. 

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Graduate Student Merit Award Winner for 2024

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Martin Breul has been nominated for the BSC-SbC’s Congress Graduate Student Merit Award. Martin is a PhD student at McGill University in the Department of English. The Awards Committee was impressed with Martin’s research, which will explore the publication of Canadian short fiction in the German Democratic Republic.

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Greta Golick Award Winner for 2024

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Annika Fabbi has been awarded the Greta Golick award.

Musicologist, pianist, and harpsichordist Annika Fabbi is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Music at the University of Ottawa. Her research explores the publication history of music, focusing on the evolution of editorial practices, and arguing the existence of a symbiotic relationship between music editors and performers.

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Congratulating the BSC-SbC Emerging Scholar 2024

The Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) is pleased to announce that Kartik Maini has been awarded the Emerging Scholar Prize for 2024. Kartik is a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago. The Awards Committee was particularly impressed with their research project that focused on the oeuvre of Samarth Rāmdās (c. 1608-1681), a seventeenth-century saṃnyāsī from Maharashtra. This research is helping to open book history as an academic discipline dominated by West-centric discourses to more diverse voices. Kartik will be invited to publish a revised, article-length paper in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, subject to peer review. The prize also includes a grant of $500.

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Call for Submissions to the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada

The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (PBSC) encourages submissions to its annual volume of original articles, notes, and book reviews. The PBSC is a diamond open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original work on a rolling basis to afford timely dissemination of research. The PBSC publishes scholarship in the field of bibliography and the history of the book, broadly construed to include printing and publishing history, studies of authorship, print culture studies, digital humanities, copyright history, the history of reading, textual studies, scholarly editing, library history, historical bibliography, descriptive and analytic bibliography, communications studies, media history, and any literary or historical research that takes particular account of the material forms of texts.

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Join the BSC Special Collections Interest Group for Biblio-Bière!

Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 (following the BSC annual conference)

The BSC Special Collections Interest Group presents Biblio-Bière, a celebration of great books, craft beer, and congenial company. 

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Call for submissions: Spring Bulletin

For its upcoming Spring  issue, the Bulletin of the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) invites the submission of stories or news items about past or upcoming events, ongoing projects and upcoming publications. Submissions are welcome from both members and non-members of the BSC. Texts should range between 200 and 300 words in length and should be sent to by April 30, 2024. We  look forward to hearing from you!