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Letter from the BMI President…

Welcome to the Book Manufacturers’ Institute website.

Did you know the BOOK is the greatest invention of all time? We certainly think so and are proud to manufacture this noble product.

Our member companies range from full service book manufacturers to companies that specialize in the digital print market, specialty binderies, component printers, packagers,  equipment manufacturers, and suppliers of a variety of materials and services.

Since 1933 BMI has provided value to its member companies and to other book industry professionals.  Our member companies represent every facet of our industry, and produce the great majority of books ordered by the U.S. book publishing industry.

We promote readership and literacy and we offer unparalleled networking opportunities. BMI strives to give back not only to its members and to the book industry but also to the communities our members do business in.

BMI continues to provide a vital link between book manufacturers, publishers, suppliers, and governmental groups.

Please contact our BMI office if we can ever be of any assistance.


Kent H. Larson

Book Manufacturers’ Institute, Inc.

“I cannot live without books.”

Thomas Jefferson – 1815

BMI’s long-standing Executive Vice President, Dan Bach will be retiring soon, and the BMI Board has engaged Vetted Solutions, a Washington-based search firm specializing in executive placements for non-profit organizations, to conduct a national search for his replacement.  BMI members are invited to review the full position profile by clicking on the following link: http://www.vettedsolutions.com/Profiles/BMI%20Executive%20Director%20Position%20Profile%20Final.pdf.  To apply, go to www.vettedsolutions.com and click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the summary description of the BMI position that you’ll find under “Current Searches.” If you would like to recommend an industry professional whom you see as an excellent candidate for our next organization leader, please contact Search Committee Chairman, Jim Fetherston, at jfetherston@Worzalla.com