Cultivate bonds with those who share your interest in literature and history.

We invite you to join a very special group of readers, book-lovers, collectors, history enthusiasts, and lifelong learners: The Fellows of Library of America.

The Fellows serve as important ambassadors for Library of America, helping to elevate the visibility of the organization’s mission and setting a philanthropic example for the LOA community. Through their membership, Fellows demonstrate their interest in American literature and history, as well as their belief that our written heritage should have presence and prominence in the cultural conversation.

We invite the Fellows (view current list as PDF) to stimulating programs on literary and historical topics, including lectures, readings, private exhibition tours, cocktail receptions featuring authors and scholars, and presentations on new and forthcoming editions in the Library of America series, often held in private homes and clubs. Recent standout events included a private tour of the Audubon exhibit at the New-York Historical Society, cocktails and performances “Celebrating the American Musical in Words and Music” at the Park Avenue Armory, and dinner and a lecture by Michael Korda on Ulysses S. Grant at a private club.

Annual dues are $1,500 for Fellows and $300 for Young Fellows (under 40), and all but $100 is tax-deductible; membership includes invitations for two to events.

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