*This blog post was originally written and translated for and first published on the blog of the Société bibliographique de France on 2 November 2019. Close to Central Park, on a lively street in one of the most exclusive districts of New York City, the Upper East Side, there is an oasis where the visitor, dazzled by … Continue reading Interview with Meghan Constantinou, Librarian, The Grolier Club of New York
Final days! "The A.B.C. of Alphabets" runs through this Saturday, November 2, 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 October 8, the New York Times reported the death of Yale anthropologist and Mayan language expert, Michael D. Coe (1929-2019). Dr. Coe was responsible for translating and authenticating the so-called “Grolier Codex,” a ca. 12thc Mayan astronomical calendar discovered in a cave in Mexico in the 1960s and considered the oldest manuscript on paper … Continue reading The Relationship between the “Grolier Codex” and The Grolier Club of New York*
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
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.
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 “substantially” complete – an important distinction, as it turns out. Fragments from another sixteen or so Bibles survive, copies that were … Continue reading A Noble Fragment
"The A.B.C. of Alphabets" from the Collection of Gretchen AdkinsSeptember 19 – November 2, 2019 Alphabets have been published for hundreds of years, in a variety of languages and styles, for a multitude of purposes, some aimed at children; others definitely not. The exhibition is organized in six intriguing categories: “A Apple Pie,” “A Was … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery: