The Aldus Society

Central Ohio’s Bibliophilic Society

Welcome to your Central Ohio connection for book lovers. The Aldus Society brings literary events and programming to book lovers and educational opportunities to members. Some of our members are serious book collectors, some of us are merely lovers of the printed word in all its forms.

Upcoming 2024 Programs:

Thurber Center
91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
(next to the Thurber House).

7 p.m.: Doors open, socializing.
7:30 p.m.: Presentation begins.

Free parking. Programs are free and open to the public.

Madison Good
Madison Good of the OSU Thompson Library.

Thursday, MAY 9th 2024: Madison Good from OSU Library Special Collections presents the bookbindings of Margaret Armstrong, one of the most celebrated and recognized women in binding design from the late 19th century, who inspired a generation of younger women with her style and industrious output.


Thursday, SEPT 12th 2024: Dan Sinykin will speak about his well-received book Big Fiction, examining how changes in the publishing industry have affected fiction, literary form, and what it means to be an author.

Thursday, OCT 10th 2024: Angus Fletcher, professor of story science at Ohio State’s Project Narrative, combines neurology and literary analysis to explore the psychological effects of different narrative technologies.

Thursday NOV 14th 2024: Jennifer Weinbrecht, owner of the only store dedicated exclusively to books by and about Jane Austen, will speak on the life and legacy of the eighteenth century novelist.

Aldus is an affiliate of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS).