The Grolier Club of New York

The Grolier Club of New York Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts.
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Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club of New York is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier (1489 or 90-1565), the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to foster “the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper.” The Club maintains a research library on printing and related book arts, and its programs include public exhibitions as well as a long and distinguished series of publications. As part of its mission to promote the art and history of the book, the Grolier Club regularly hosts the lectures and gatherings of other bookish organizations, and opens many of its own events to the public. No advance notice is required to view Grolier Club exhibitions; however, RSVPs and reservations for other events should be made through Maev Brennan, tel. (212) 838-6690, x7, [email protected].

02/11/2020
500 Years of Women's Work

The blockbuster exhibition "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work" closed this past Saturday, but today we offer this video record of Lisa Baskin's standing-room-only lecture about her collection, held at the Grolier Club on Wednesday January 22, during Bibliography Week. Enjoy! https://vimeo.com/390777847

Bibliography Week Lecture Wednesday, January 22, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Lisa Baskin, speaking on the themes of the exhibition "500 Years of Women's Work."

Final Days! Our “500 Years of Women’s Work” exhibition only runs through this Saturday, February 8. Until then, the gall...
02/03/2020

Final Days! Our “500 Years of Women’s Work” exhibition only runs through this Saturday, February 8. Until then, the gallery is open free of charge 10-5. #grolierclub #exhibitions #rubensteinlibrary #dukeuniversity

For those of you unable to attend the January 21 Grolier Club/Duke University symposium on Women in the Book Arts, or wa...
02/01/2020

For those of you unable to attend the January 21 Grolier Club/Duke University symposium on Women in the Book Arts, or watch the live webcast that day, the full edited video record of the proceedings is now available to all on the Grolier Club's page of the Vimeo website: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6305996

Tomorrow 1-2 pm: Claudia Strauss-Schulson will lead a walk-through of the exhibition "Art in the Letter and Other Scrawl...
01/27/2020

Tomorrow 1-2 pm: Claudia Strauss-Schulson will lead a walk-through of the exhibition "Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls." Open to the public free of charge; no reservations required. Second Floor Gallery.

The Grolier Club ground floor exhibition hall, newly renovated in 2018.
01/27/2020

The Grolier Club ground floor exhibition hall, newly renovated in 2018.

Lisa Baskin speaking eloquently to a sold-out crowd on the themes of her “500 Years of Women’s Work” exhibition here thi...
01/22/2020

Lisa Baskin speaking eloquently to a sold-out crowd on the themes of her “500 Years of Women’s Work” exhibition here this afternoon.

And we’re off! Bibliography Week 2020 opens with a bang today with a symposium on Women in the Book Arts, in connection ...
01/21/2020

And we’re off! Bibliography Week 2020 opens with a bang today with a symposium on Women in the Book Arts, in connection with our current show: 500 Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection.

01/17/2020

Please note that next week, the Grolier Club galleries will have the following closures:

Monday, January 20: The Grolier Club will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Tuesday, January 21: Both galleries will be closed all day.

Wednesday, January 22: The second floor gallery will be closed all day, and the ground floor gallery will only be open 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Both galleries will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 23. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

The Grolier Club is offering its bibliophile friends an opportunity to acquire a copy of the special limited edition of ...
01/15/2020

The Grolier Club is offering its bibliophile friends an opportunity to acquire a copy of the special limited edition of _Five Hundred Years of Women's Work_. Copies are available at the Club, or via email to Administrative Assistant Maev Brennan: [email protected]. The $500 cost is exclusive of shipping ($15 in the US, inquire for overseas rates.)

Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work:
The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection

Naomi L. Nelson, Lauren Reno, and Lisa Unger Baskin, eds. The Grolier Club and Duke University, 2019. 9½ x 11, 160 pp., 179 illustrations. Accompanies the eponymous exhibition held at the Grolier Club December 10, 2019-February 8, 2020. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has historically been hidden—that women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in.

One of 95 deluxe copies, signed and numbered by
Lisa Unger Baskin, and specially bound by Sarah Creighton in quarter black morocco over red paste paper boards, red calf spine onlay titled in gilt, and stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, in slipcase: $500.

Now open in our second floor gallery: “Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls” from the collection of Claudia Strauss-Schul...
01/08/2020

Now open in our second floor gallery: “Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls” from the collection of Claudia Strauss-Schulson. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5 through February 22, 2020. The curator will offer free guided lunchtime tours from 1-2 pm on January 28, February 3, and February 18. No reservations required. #grolierclub #exhibitions

Our “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work” exhibition was featured today on NY1! The exhibition will remain open to the pu...
01/03/2020
Women’s Exhibit Showcases Women Pioneers

Our “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work” exhibition was featured today on NY1! The exhibition will remain open to the public Monday-Saturday 10-5 through February 8th, and is free to the public.

You can see the exhibition here through February 8th.

Happy Holidays to all from the Grolier Club of New York!
12/20/2019

Happy Holidays to all from the Grolier Club of New York!

12/20/2019

Just a reminder: the Grolier Club will be closed December 24-26 and December 31-January 1 for the winter holidays. Happy Holidays to all of our members, visitors, and friends!

Extraordinary Collection of “Women’s Work” on View | Fine Books & Collections
12/20/2019
Extraordinary Collection of “Women’s Work” on View | Fine Books & Collections

Extraordinary Collection of “Women’s Work” on View | Fine Books & Collections

A man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done, as the old adage goes. Pity, then, the collector of women’s work, whose subject is virtually uncontainable, not to mention largely obscured. But Lisa Unger Baskin has persisted and prevailed at it over the past 45 years, ultimatel...

Lisa Baskin leading a tour this afternoon of her exhibition “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work” at the Grolier Club.
12/19/2019

Lisa Baskin leading a tour this afternoon of her exhibition “Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work” at the Grolier Club.

Opening tomorrow, December 11, in our ground floor gallery: "500 Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection...
12/10/2019

Opening tomorrow, December 11, in our ground floor gallery: "500 Years of Women's Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection". The exhibition is open to the public free of charge 10-5 Monday-Saturday through February 8, 2020. The curator will also be offering the first of several free guided public tours of the exhibition on Thursday, December 12, from 1-2 pm. No reservations required.

Love these two interior views of 19thc North American book stores. DW Evans & Co, New York City ca 1860, and GG Evans, P...
11/22/2019

Love these two interior views of 19thc North American book stores. DW Evans & Co, New York City ca 1860, and GG Evans, Philadelphia, 1860. On the rear covers of bookseller catalogues. #grolierclub #booksellercatalogs #bookstores #oldbookstores

11/19/2019

Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our second floor gallery will be open on Saturday, November 30th.

Now open in our second floor gallery: “Alexander Anderson’s America” from the Collection of Jane R. Pomeroy. The exhibit...
11/14/2019

Now open in our second floor gallery: “Alexander Anderson’s
America” from the Collection of Jane R. Pomeroy. The exhibition is open 10-5 Monday-Saturday through December 28, 2019. #grolierclub #exhibitions

Our Librarian, Meghan Constantinou, was recently interviewed by @Helwi Mudde-Blom for the blog of the Société bibliograp...
11/11/2019
Entretien avec … Meghan Constantinou, bibliothécaire en chef de la bibliothèque du Grolier Club à New York City

Our Librarian, Meghan Constantinou, was recently interviewed by @Helwi Mudde-Blom for the blog of the Société bibliographique de France @SocBiblio. The original post (in French) may be accessed via the Société’s website at https://histoirelivre.hypotheses.org/4598.
An English translation is available on the Grolier Club Library blog: https://grolierclub.wordpress.com/category/library/

Final days! Our second floor exhibition, “The A.B.C. of Alphabets,” closes this Saturday, November 2, at 5 pm. Until the...
10/30/2019

Final days! Our second floor exhibition, “The A.B.C. of Alphabets,” closes this Saturday, November 2, at 5 pm. Until then it will be open, free of charge, 10-5. #grolierclub #exhibitions

10/28/2019

Final days! "The A.B.C. of Alphabets" runs through this Saturday at 5 pm. Come see it while you can! Curator Gretchen Adkins will be giving a free public guided tour from 1-2 pm on Wednesday, October 30.

On Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, the Grolier Club hosted:"The CODEX Effect and the Emergence of the “Third Str...
10/21/2019
The CODEX Effect: Program - The CODEX Effect - Codex Foundation

On Friday and Saturday, October 18 and 19, the Grolier Club hosted:

"The CODEX Effect and the Emergence of the “Third Stream” in the 21st Century: A conversation between artists, curators, scholars, and collectors."

The conference program is available here: https://www.codexfoundation.org/the-codex-effect/the-codex-effect-program.

To view recordings, follow the links below:
Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbaFSCfNd-k&feature=youtu.be
Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbvWRgp5g-4&feature=youtu.be

The latest addition to the Grolier Club Library blog is a post by our cataloger, Janalyn Martínez, about the Club's Nobl...
10/09/2019
A Noble Fragment

The latest addition to the Grolier Club Library blog is a post by our cataloger, Janalyn Martínez, about the Club's Noble Fragment leaf from the Gutenberg Bible. https://grolierclub.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/a-noble-fragment/

The 42-line Gutenberg Bible (1450-1455) is one of the most valuable books in the world. Of a print run that may have numbered between 160 and 180, only 49 copies have survived, complete or “substan…

10/09/2019

Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Monday, October 14th, for the Columbus Day holiday. Both galleries will be closed on Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19th, for a private event. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Now open in our second floor gallery: “The A.B.C. of Alphabets” from the collection of Gretchen Adkins. The exhibition i...
09/19/2019

Now open in our second floor gallery: “The A.B.C. of Alphabets” from the collection of Gretchen Adkins. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5 through November 2nd. The curator will be giving free guided public tours on September 25 and October 2, 16, and 30 from 1-2 pm. No reservations required. #grolierclub #exhibitions

We are so pleased to announce that the Grolier Club has received a 2019 Digitization Funding Award from METRO (Metropoli...
09/16/2019
Grolier Club Library receives its second Digitization Grant from METRO: William Stannard’s The Art Exemplar (London, 1859?)

We are so pleased to announce that the Grolier Club has received a 2019 Digitization Funding Award from METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) in the amount of $2290 to digitize its copy of William Stannard's The Art Exemplar (London 1859?). For more information, see our latest blog post:

https://grolierclub.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/grolier-club-library-receives-its-second-digitization-grant-from-metro-william-stannards-the-art-exemplar-london-1859/

The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce it has received a 2019 Digitization Funding Award from METRO (Metropolitan New York Library Council) in the amount of $2290 to digitize its copy of W…

Welcome to the Grolier Club’s 136th season! Our first exhibition of the fall, “Peter Koch, Printer”, is now open in our ...
09/11/2019

Welcome to the Grolier Club’s 136th season! Our first exhibition of the fall, “Peter Koch, Printer”, is now open in our ground floor gallery. The exhibition runs through November 23, 2019 and is open to the public free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5. #grolierclub #exhibitions

Opening Wednesday, September 11th, in our first floor gallery:
09/04/2019
The Grolier Club Presents a Peter Koch Printer Retrospective | Fine Books & Collections

Opening Wednesday, September 11th, in our first floor gallery:

New York — Peter Rutledge Koch has been designing and printing limited edition books, portfolios, and ephemera since 1974. He has long been recognized as one of the most accomplished printers and typographic designers of his generation. His training, influences, and achievements place him in the l...

I am pleased to announce my guest post, written for the Early Modern Female Book Ownership blog, about an inscription do...
08/23/2019
Bartolo of Sassoferrato’s Super prima parte Digesti novi (1478)

I am pleased to announce my guest post, written for the Early Modern Female Book Ownership blog, about an inscription documenting an early modern woman’s ownership of one of our incunables.

My thanks to Martine van Elk for inviting me to contribute!

Meghan Constantinou

https://earlymodernfemalebookownership.wordpress.com/2019/08/19/bartolo-of-sassoferratos-super-prima-parte-digesti-novi-1478/

By Meghan Constantinou, Librarian, The Grolier Club Fig. 1. Bartolo of Sassoferrato (1313-1357). Super prima parte Digesti novi. Venice: Nicolas Jenson, 1478, leaf a2r. Grolier Club Library, Call n…

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Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club of New York is America's oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier, the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club's objective is to foster "the literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." The Club maintains a research library on printing and related book arts, and its programs include free public exhibitions, lectures and other events, as well as a long and distinguished series of publications.

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After decades of navigating cracks, holes, and a chronic standing water problem, visitors to the Grolier Club will FINALLY encounter a smooth new stretch of sidewalk in front of our building. Rejoice!
After decades of navigating cracks, holes, and chronic standing water, visitors to the Grolier Club will FINALLY enjoy a smooth new expanse of sidewalk in front of our building!
I own some valuable copper plates from Of Human Bondage, illustrated by John Sloan. Do yoiu have an appraisal dept? Thank you.
Discover Antonio Manutius aka Hassan Pacha Veneziano, king of Algiers https://www.facebook.com/topographieethistoiregeneraledalger/posts/2184613525106937?__tn__=K-R
Magnificent dedication to scholarship :Awards of up to $3,000 are available for research in the Library's areas of strength, with emphasis on the private collecting of books and prints, antiquarian bookselling, and the book and graphic arts. Fellowship awards may be used to pay for travel, housing, and other expenses. A research stay of two weeks is desired, and Helfand Fellows are expected to present the results of their research in a public lecture at the Grolier Club, or in an article submitted to the Club's journal, The Gazette of the Grolier Club.
Absolutely loved the Playing Soldier exhibit!
The "Cento Amici del Libro" (One hundred friends of book) an old Italian Association of bibliofile, will be happy to be connected with the Grolier Club (www.centoamicidellibro.com)
Who was Hassan Pacha Veneziano, king of Algiers? Antonio Manutius... (in French) https://www.facebook.com/topographieethistoiregeneraledalger/posts/2172475959654027