Martin Antonetti elected President of BSA

Smith Libraries' curator of rare books and interim director of special collections in the Mortimer Rare Book Room, has been elected president of the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA).

Martin Antonetti, Curator of Rare Books and Interim Director of Special Collections


The Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) is the oldest scholarly society in North America, and is dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects. The BSA was founded in 1904 with the principal objectives of promoting bibliographical research and issuing bibliographical publications.

In 2011 Martin Antonetti founded, and now directs, the Book Studies Concentration at Smith, the first undergraduate program of its kind in the country. Antonetti has written and lectured widely on the history of the book and has served in various capacities on the boards of Hand Papermaking, the Book Arts Press, and the American Printing History Association, as well as the Bibliographical Society of America. Learn more about Martin Antonetti.


Martin Antonetti
Mortimer Rare Book Room