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Fellows of The Library of America

Andrea Stillman and Candace Wainwright, Co-Chairs

Fellows serve as advocates and ambassadors for The Library of America, enlist the support of others, and help to strengthen the organization financially. By becoming a Fellow, you will play an important role in widening the audience for The Library of America and in drawing attention to its unique mission to preserve and foster appreciation for our nation’s literary heritage.

  • Invitations to private homes and clubs for programs on literary and historical topics, including lectures, readings, conversations with editors and authors, and programs on new and forthcoming editions in The Library of America.
  • Three free Library of America volumes of your choice each year.
  • Reserved seating at lectures and other launch events for new LOA publications.
  • 20 percent discount on LOA book purchases.
  • Recognition in the annual report and newsletter.

See a list of upcoming events for LOA Fellows.

Annual dues:
$1,500 per year
$300 per year for Young Fellows (40 and under).
All but $100 is tax-deductible.

List of current fellows (PDF)

Join the LOA Fellows program today by using our online membership form.
You may also print out this form (PDF) and mail it to The Library of America.
For more information, call 212-308-3360 or e-mail kduda@loa.org.

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