How Can I Become A Member?

Anyone can visit the Grolier Club's exhibitions, purchase its publications, attend its lectures and other public events, and apply to use its Library. Formal membership, however, is subject to certain rules and restrictions. The Grolier Club is a private bibliophile society, which means that candidates may not apply for membership, but must be nominated. Nominations are based on a candidate's personal and/or professional commitment to books, as demonstrated through outstanding activity as a collector, antiquarian book dealer, rare book librarian, or some other bookish pursuit. Prospective candidates must be proposed in writing by a Club member, and supported by letters of recommendation from three additional members. Direct participation by candidates in this process is by tradition quite limited; however, those interested in membership are urged to inquire among fellow collectors, professional colleagues, and/or dealers with whom they regularly do business. Some of these may be Grolier members, and be willing to sponsor membership in the Club.

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