The Book History Research Network, formerly the Book History Postgraduate Network, was established in 1998 by the former Book Trade History Group in co-operation with the Institute for English Studies at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London
- To bring together current and former postgraduate students, teachers and independent researchers working in any area or period of 'the history of the book'.
- To organize Study Days (usually two a year) in different areas, to discuss their work and share experiences, progress and problems.
- To bring together through Study Days, conferences, and informal email contact, book history researchers who may be isolated.
- To host a Register of Book History Researchers. The register aims to include current and recently completed research in all areas of book history.
The Network is currently co-ordinated by Dr Catherine Armstrong, Department of History & Economic History, Manchester Metropolitan University.