In honor of the day we thought we'd write about the history of valentine cards. While the Library does not have any actual valentines in its collection, we do have a few works relating to the history of the day, and several auction catalogs with vintage valentines. Finding the true St. Valentine of Valentine's day … Continue reading Good Morrow, 't Is St. Valentine's Day
The Grolier Club is offering an opportunity to acquire a copy of the special limited edition of "Five Hundred Years of Women's Work". Copies are available at the Grolier Club, or via email to Administrative Assistant Maev Brennan: email@example.com. The $500 cost is exclusive of shipping ($15 in the US, inquire for overseas rates.) Five … Continue reading Special limited edition publication
"Art in the Letter and Other Scrawls" from the Collection of Claudia Strauss-SchulsonJanuary 8 - February 22, 2020 Considered as both a letter with art and an artwork with text, each letter in Claudia Strauss-Schulson’s illustrated letter collection conveys meaning more effectively than words alone. The collection ranges from letters with sketches to casual drawings to doodles rendered … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:
Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection “Women’s work”. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations largely associated with women, such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. Five Hundred Years of Women’s Work: The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations and documents the often obscured, forgotten, and overlooked work … Continue reading Now open in our first floor gallery:
Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28th and 29th, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Our second floor gallery will be open on Saturday, November 30th.
Alexander Anderson's AmericaNovember 14 – December 28, 2019 Alexander Anderson (1775-1870) was America’s first wood engraver. He illustrated books in every category from children’s books to Bibles as well as diverse print media. His engravings appeared in such popular works as Thomson’s Seasons, Washington Irving’s Salmagundi, and Thomas Bewick’s A General History of Quadrupeds. The selection on view … Continue reading Now open in our second floor gallery:
*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