NOW THROUGH MAY 14 IN OUR GROUND FLOOR GALLERY: "The Royal Game of the Goose" is one of the earliest printed board games, going back to the Middle Ages – and one of the simplest: just roll the dice and move along its spiral track. The graphically vibrant Grolier Club exhibition of the same name brings together more than 70 of these games, almost all from the rich international collection of curator Adrian Seville. These beautiful and striking printed games are hardly known in the U.S., and Mr. Seville’s unique exhibition provides deep insights into the cultural history of Europe, with some fascinating glimpses of America, too. Free guided tours of the exhibition will be offered every Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm throughout the run of the exhibition.

 

GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK 2017. "Bibliography Week" happens each year in New York City at the end of January when the principal national organizations devoted to book history have their annual meetings. Other groups plan interesting events, too, since so many bibliophiles are in town. Some events are open to members only, but mostly you are encouraged to show up everywhere: get a sense of what is going on in the book world, hear some interesting papers, schmooze over cocktails ... Click here for a draft schedule of next year's events, and dates for future Bibliography Weeks.



PLEASE NOTE: Due to partial sidewalk closure on 60th Street, for the duration of major construction adjacent to the Grolier Club, pedestrian access to the clubhouse is limited. Visitors may approach from the east (Park Avenue) side as usual. Visitors approaching from the west (Madison Avenue) side must walk along the south side of 60th Street to Park Avenue, cross north, and walk a few dozen yards west to the entrance of the Grolier Club.     
     
construction adjacent to the Grolier clubhouse, visitors may experience noise and vibration.
     
 
Please note: Due to ongoing construction adjacent to the Grolier clubhouse, visitors may experience noise and vibration.
     
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NOW THROUGH MAY 28 IN OUR SECOND FLOOR GALLERY: “Brush Up Your Shakespeare”: Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert. In honor of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the Grolier Club will present an exhibition exploring the works of Shakespeare from a fresh perspective. Nearly one hundred exquisitely-bound miniature editions of plays, sonnets, and books inspired by Shakespeare are drawn from the remarkable collection of Neale and Margaret Albert. On view from March 24-May 28, 2016 in the second floor gallery, the exhibition focuses on designer bookbinding, an aspect of the book arts too often overlooked. It includes miniature editions (none more than three inches tall) of Shakespeare’s works published in the 19th and early 20th centuries by William Pickering, Knickerbocker Press, and others, all bound with artistic designer bindings commissioned by Neale Albert during the past decade.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE GROLIER CLUB AND GAZETTE OF THE GROLIER CLUB NOW DIGITIZED AND SEARCHABLE ONLINE. The Transactions of the Grolier Club (1885-1919), and its successor journal The Gazette of the Grolier Club (1921 to date), have documented the activities of America’s oldest and largest society of book lovers for over 130 years. Thanks to a generous grant from Pine Tree Foundation, a full run of The Transactions, and a run of The Gazette from its inception through 2009, have been digitized and made searchable online, free of charge, via New York Heritage, a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and others interested in learning about the people, places and institutions of New York State. The collection is available here



PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing construction adjacent to the Grolier clubhouse, visitors to our galleries may experience noise and vibration.