A Brief History of The Bibliophiles


Founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1990, The Bibliophiles was born out of a mutual interest in sharing, promoting, and preserving the literature of the African Diaspora. Toni Morrison’s Beloved was the catalyst that drew the founding members, two commuting colleagues, together who yearned to share the pent-up emotions the book evoked. The group of two very quickly became ten as mutual friends were invited to join the newly organized Bibliophiles to discuss books of historical and literary significance to African-Americans.

We started a new tradition a few years ago —  selecting a BIBS Best Read of the Year from our previous year’s Reading List.  Our 2019  award went to Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.  We highly recommend this compelling, endearing, funny, and inspiring book by one of our great cultural commentators and comics.

We wish you all good reading.