Ex-libris Society was founded in 1997. It has organized exhibitions, lectures, workshops to promote ex-libris in Turkey. Ex-libris Society organized three international competitions. In 2010 it has organized 33th FISAE International Ex-libris Congress. It is candidate also to host the 2020 FISAE Ex-libris Congress. Until now socieyt organized many exhibitions in Cyprus, Denmark, China, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Belarus, Canada, Russia.
In Turkey interest in ex-libris art is increasing every day. Especially with the promote of printmaking and graphic design teachers of the fine arts schools. Many young people started to design ex-libris. They won awards in some international competitions. Ex-libris is quite new in Turkey but until now 13 graduate theses are completed. Third edition of “Ex-libris” informative book has been printed . The Istanbul Ex-libris Museum, one of the 10 museums in the world has a collection of over 14,000 ex-libris. Now the museum presents its collection to the attention of art lovers and researchers at Işık University Maslak Campus. International peer-reviewed online journal “exlibrist.net ” publishes articles about ex-libris.