NOW OPEN IN OUR GROUND FLOOR GALLERY: "The Grolier Club Collects II," on view December 9, 2015-February 6, 2016. Behind every great collection lies a great story. That was the premise of the first Grolier Club Collects show in 2002/2003, and a dozen years later it remains the central idea of The Grolier Club Collects II, a gathering of books, manuscripts and works on paper drawn from the international membership of the Grolier Club. Reflecting the breadth and quality of those members’ varied collecting interests, the exhibition encompasses medieval manuscripts and early printed books as well as contemporary literature; rarities ranging from Old Master drawings and prints, to nineteenth- and twentieth-century posters, cartoons and ephemera to livres d’artiste, children’s books, book objects, and photographs. Each object comes with a tale, written by the collector, describing how and when the book, manuscript, or print was acquired, under what circumstances, how it fits (or does NOT fit) into an overall collecting scheme and—most importantly—why it is precious to the collector.

GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. The exhibition will be closed for private events all day Monday January 25, and after noon on Tuesday January 26, and Wednesday January 27. The Club will be closed on Monday January 18 for the Martin Luther King Day.
JANUARY 25-30 IS BIBLIOGRAPHY WEEK. "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 an updated schedule of events.


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 MARCH 12 IN OUR SECOND FLOOR GALLERY: "Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren't," from the collection of Mindell Dubansky. Related Events: Thursday lunchtime tours--Curator Mindell Dubansky will lead public walk-throughs from 1-2:00 pm every Thursday during the run of the show (January 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10); Tuesday, February 2, 6:00-8:00 PM: Panel discussion on book objects, co-sponsored by the Grolier Club and Columbia University Rare Books Library. Reception to follow in 2nd floor gallery. A fully illustrated catalogue of the exhibition will be available at the Grolier Club: $45. Copies may be ordered ($45 plus shipping/handling) by contacting Grolier Club administrative assistant Maev Brennan

GALLERY HOURS: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm. The Club will be closed on Monday February 15 for the Presidents Day holiday.  


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.