Since 1964, the International Society of Bible Collectors has sought to create a global community for collectors of all ages with an interest in the most widely published book in the history of the world.

The Society’s quarterly journal, Bible Review Journal, is a valuable source of information for collectors and all those interested in discoveries and developments relating to the background and history of the Bible, including its translations, publication, preservation, display and distribution.

An annual convention is held each year to encourage interaction among collectors, enthusiasts, booksellers, conservationists and other members of the antiquarian community.

President, Carl V. Johnson
Vice-President, William J. Chamberlin
Secretary, Ed Brennison
Treasurer, Sidney K. Ohlausen

ISBC 2019 Convention; Boston, Ma

The International Society of Bible Collectors will host its next annual convention in Boston, Massachusetts (November 14-16). This event will be held in conjunction with the Boston Antiquarian Book Fair, an annual fall gathering for book lovers and collectors, featuring the top selection of items available on the international literary market.

Keynote speaker will be Scott Carroll, a leading specialist on the history of the Bible and the Executive Director of Inspired Exhibit. Scott specializes in the study of classical and biblical papyri and manuscripts. He is a dynamic speaker and has authored or co-authored seven books and numerous articles, most relating to the history of the Bible. Scott has directed collaborative research and international exhibits in a number of locations, including with the British Library and the Vatican Library.

On behalf of the entire Society, the 2019 Convention Committee would like to extend a warm welcome to all for this exciting event.

Benjamin L. Crawford, Chairman
Donald L. Brake
Stephen R. Ricketts

2019 ISBC
Boston, MA

November 14-16

Past Convention Locations

  • 2018 Washington, D.C.

  • 2016 Nashville, TN

  • 2017 Oklahoma City, OK

  • 2015 Phoenix, AZ

A book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power.”
— Lord Macaulay on the English Bible (Authorized Version)