OPENING JUNE 1 IN OUR GROUND FLOOR GALLERY: "Artists & Others: The Imaginative French Book in the 21st Century" from the Koopman Collection at the National Library of the Netherlands. Focusing on work designed and produced in the past 15 years, approximately 70 visually expressive books have been organized in six themes by curators Paul van Capelleveen and Sophie Ham. The exhibition emphasizes various aspects of modern typography and art that can be seen in books created by contemporary book artists, underscoring the extent to which the modern world is represented in their books. Free guided tours of the exhibition will be offered Tuesday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

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.


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.