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Membership Benefits

BSA members have access to the following membership benefits:

  • A subscription to the quarterly Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America (PBSA) in print and online.
  • A 30% discount on all books published or distributed by the University of Chicago Press.
  • Access to a discounted subscription to the ACLS Humanities Ebook Collection at $25/year.
  • Reciprocal membership benefits at the Center for Book Arts (NYC), including discounts at their bookshop, on classes (virtual and in-person), and studio/book-making equipment rentals.

The ACLS Humanities Ebook Collection

The Humanities Ebook Collection is a collaboration among the American Council of Learned Societies (of which BSA is a member), Michigan Publishing, and the Fulcrum publishing platform. This curated-resource features over 5,700 scholarly books from over 125 publishers. These include C. Paul Christianson’s A Directory of London Stationers and Book Artisans, 1300-1500 and all 29 volumes of Sabin’s Bibliotheca Americana. As part of its ongoing work, the Publications Committee is adding more titles relevant to bibliographical scholarship.

This membership benefit demonstrates BSA’s commitment to welcoming bibliographers across the professional spectrum, including independent scholars, booksellers, collectors, and precariously employed academics without access to institutionally supported research tools.  ACLS and Michigan Publishing have worked together to improve diversity and inclusion for the Humanities Ebook Collection by introducing values-based criteria into collection development, improving the accessibility of the platform, and by experimenting with open access models.

Fine Print

Learn how to subscribe here.

Subscriptions align with annual BSA memberships, beginning January 1 and expiring on December 31. Subscribing members will receive an email message from Michigan Publishing with instructions for setting up their login and password on their system.

Subscribe by December 16 for access by January 3. Thereafter, access will be provided by January 10 or within 7 business days after payment is received.

Access to the ACLS Humanities EBook Collection is a new addition to those you already receive as a BSA member. For a refresher on benefits of membership or to renew online, please visit our website.

Member Access to Discount Codes & PBSA

Access to PBSA online and discount codes for the University of Chicago Press and Center for Book Arts are available to members after logging in at