We have a few new images to share! This one was taken from the spot that will be our new ADA lift, looking at what will become the new reception window: And this one is looking up at the new exhibition hall/balcony from ground level:
Some booksellers are drawn to the business because of their love of reading. Some are following a relative in the family business. For others, it’s a second career after law, finance, or medicine loses its luster. Still others become booksellers through unconventional paths. One of the first firms I cataloged, W. & G. Foyle, Ltd., … Continue reading Accidental Antiquarians
It's time for another renovation update and a reminder of how far we've come! The new mezzanine is beginning to take shape, with steel installed and concrete poured.
Please note: the Grolier Club is closed July 30 - September 3. However, staff are still on-hand and may be reached via telephone or email. We look forward to seeing you after Labor Day!
The Grolier Club of New York, America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts, is seeking a part-time employee to provide general assistance in the planning, organization, and implementation of exhibitions, related publications, and programs. Responsibilities include: Providing logistical support in the preparation of checklists, loan requests, and other exhibition-related … Continue reading Position Opening: Part-time Exhibitions & Communications Assistant
One of my favorite objects in the Grolier Club Library is the manuscript library catalogue of Jacques-Louis Rocheboüet (1685-1743). Rocheboüet was a Jansenist and a Convulsionnaire curé living in France in the first half of the eighteenth century. His catalogue is interesting both for the books it contains and for its peculiar aesthetic appeal. Jacques-Louis Rocheboüet was … Continue reading The Library of a Convulsionist curé: Jacques-Louis Rocheboüet (1685-1743)
In our last update, we shared the progress in demolition. Now we're beginning to rebuild! In this image, you can see the steel supports for our new mezzanine installed on the East and West walls of the Exhibition Hall.