Who We Are and What We Do
The IBG has its origin in the German Book Society (Deutsche Buchwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft), founded in 1999. It is based in Munich. The IBG is dedicated to the study of the medium of the book in all its aspects as an indispensable means of the transmission of culture and knowledge, and as an essential part of our intellectual life. It encourages the study of the book in history, and considers future developments of the medium.
Scholarship meets practice
Interdisciplinarity is of particular importance for the IBG. Members include scholars from many fields, as well as publishers and representatives from the book trade. They address all aspects of the book. IBG Members include academics, librarians, publishers, typographers, booksellers and translators.