Bella de Costa Greene Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Bella de Costa Greene Scholarship are now closed.

With the goal of actively working to achieve a more diverse and inclusive community of booksellers and librarians, YABS is pleased invite applicants for a 2019 scholarship. The winner will have their full course fees paid (worth £525) plus four nights accommodation (at a hotel close to the seminar venue) booked and paid for on their behalf. The scholarship is intended for a bookseller or a librarian from an historically underrepresented community and is generously sponsored by Lisa Unger Baskin, our 2018 Keynote Speaker.

Applications are encouraged from booksellers and librarians who identify as BAME, LGBTQ+, working class, persons with disabilities, or other self-identified communities of booksellers or librarians who might benefit from this scholarship.

Applicants should submit a short essay on why they want to attend YABS. They should include in the essay a brief personal and professional history, and something about their relationship to books and the book trade. We also ask for a CV and/or one letter or email of support from a member of the book trade, a professional librarian, or another member of the antiquarian book world.

This scholarship is named after Belle da Costa Greene, the African-American librarian, bibliographer and director of the Morgan Library.

The deadline to submit your application is Friday 31st May, 2019. The winner will be notified by Friday 14th June 2019.

Applications are being handled by YABS organisers Anthony Smithson and Alice Laverty. Applications either can be emailed, posted or delivered in person at Keel Row Books.

Keel Row Bookshop, 11 Fenwick Terrace, Preston Road, North Shields, NE29 0LU


Please include "Belle da Costa Greene Scholarship" in your email subject line.