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 ambassadors for Library of America, helping to advance its mission and to introduce other readers to the treasures—and pleasures—of timeless American writing. They play an important role in widening the audience for Library of America editions, provide financial support, and cultivate bonds of common interest and friendship with like-minded lovers of America’s history and written heritage.

We invite the Fellows (view current list as PDF) to a variety of programs each season—lectures, readings, performances, and receptions. 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.

Our Young Fellows are under-40 friends of Library of America. Each season, select events are developed specifically for Young Fellows.

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

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