The Iowa Bibliophiles
The Iowa Bibliophiles is a group is for anyone with a serious interest in books, their creation, preservation, and collecting, from buyers, sellers, librarians, to book designers to publishers and bookbinders -- to anyone who loves and accumulates books for a reason. While based in Iowa City, the group is open to the public and has attracted members from across eastern Iowa. Its objective is to provide a forum in which to share and gather experience and information about books and book collecting.
The Bibliophiles primarily meet in the Main Library on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City in the Special Collections Reading Room on the Third Floor, although there are occasional field trips to other locations. Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month during the academic year (there are no meetings January, June, July, August, and December). Programs last about an hour and are followed by a social period so that members and guests can expect to be away by 8:30. Meetings are announced as they are scheduled, and an email reminder is sent a week or two in advance of each meeting to all names on the "members" list. Guests are welcome.