The Society issues a quarterly, full-colour Newsletter, with cover dates of March, June, September and December. The intention of the Newsletter is to publish a mixture of original material concerning contemporary bookplate artists, information on bookplate-related events such as auctions, sales and exhibitions, and items of historical interest. Most issues also feature a report from our trans-Tasman cousins at the Auckland Ex Libris Society. Each issue contains full-colour illustrations of bookplate designs. Members receive hard copies of the Newsletter, sometimes containing a tipped-in, original bookplate.
An Index to the first 20 issues of the Newsletter was compiled in early 2011 and published as a Supplement to the Newsletter. Complimentary copies have been sent to all subscribers and there are a number of paper copies available from the Editor for $10 each including Australia/New Zealand postage.
Newsletters (except for the most recent issue) are available as (low resolution) pdf files through the links below. Click on the active bolded Newsletter number below (eg Newsletter no. 28) to open the link.
Most back issues are out of stock, and we are offering all issues of the Newsletter in high-resolution, colour pdf files on a single CD-ROM for $25. Please contact the Editor if you would like to order one.
If you have any ideas or contributions for the Newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact the Editor, Dr Mark Ferson at m.fersonATunsw.edu.au or the Designer, Mary Keep at tnabs_mkeepAThotmail.com Contributions need neither be long nor academic; anything which may be of interest to bookplate lovers, including Letters to the Editor, Book or Exhibition Reviews, or any short note, will be cheerfully and gratefully received.
Newsletter no. 39, December 2015 was mailed out in February 2016. The leading article describes the recent acquisition by the State Library of Victoria of the thought-to-be-lost European bookplate collection of Victor Singer; also included are a report of the Society's December 'show and tell' held in Sydney, and notices of the exhibition associated with the Australian Bookplate Design Award 2015 and the show of the PressNorth Printmakers bookplate exchange at Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville.
Newsletter no. 38, September 2015
Newsletter no. 37, June 2015
Newsletter no. 36, March 2015
Newsletter no. 35, December 2014
Newsletter no. 34, September 2014
Newsletter no. 33, June 2014
Newsletter no. 32, March 2014
Newsletter no. 31, December 2013
Newsletter no. 30, September 2013
Newsletter no. 29, July 2013
Newsletter no. 28, March 2013
Newsletter no. 27, December 2012
Newsletter no. 26, September 2012
Newsletter no. 25, June 2012
Newsletter no. 24, March 2012
Newsletter no. 23, December 2011
Newsletter no. 22, September 2011
Newsletter Supplement, an index to the first 20 issues of the Newsletter plus a short illustrated article on 'Thematic bookplate collecting', was posted to members with Newsletter no. 21.
Newsletter no. 21, June 2011
Newsletter no. 20, March 2011
Newsletter no. 19, December 2010
Newsletter no. 18, September 2010
Newsletter no. 17, June 2010
Newsletter no. 16 , March 2010
Newsletter no. 15 , December 2009
Newsletter no. 14, September 2009
Newsletter no. 13, June 2009
Newsletter no. 12, March 2009
Newsletter no. 11, December 2008
Newsletter no. 10, September 2008
Newsletter no. 9, June 2008
Newsletter no. 8, March 2008
Newsletter no. 7, December 2007
Newsletter no. 6, September 2007
Newsletter no. 5, June 2007
Newsletter no. 4, March 2007
Newsletter no. 3, December 2006
Newsletter no. 2, September 2006
Newsletter no. 1, June 2006