Grolierites Take the Stage, Part II

Depositio Cornuti Typographici By Leah Johanson, Library Assistant This is part two of three in our series about the plays performed by Grolier Club members during the annual meetings. Let’s take a closer look at the first play staged at the Grolier Club for the 1909 annual meeting, the German morality play: Depositio Cornuti Typographici: … Continue reading Grolierites Take the Stage, Part II

Now open in our Ground Floor Gallery: Pattern and Flow

"Pattern and Flow: A Golden Age of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s" The Paper Legacy Project collection, Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtJanuary 18 – April 8, 2023 "Pattern and Flow" surveys for the first time the golden age of American decorated paper, telling the story of 53 imaginative and innovative … Continue reading Now open in our Ground Floor Gallery: Pattern and Flow

The Grolier Club’s Collection of Book Auction Catalogues: An Overview and Access Guide

The Grolier Club Library is renowned for its comprehensive and accessible collection of book catalogues of all types—including sale, private (i.e. domestic), and institutional catalogues. Among these, its collection of auction sale catalogues is preeminent, supporting intensive research into the history of the antiquarian book trade, collecting, and book ownership. This post provides an overview … Continue reading The Grolier Club’s Collection of Book Auction Catalogues: An Overview and Access Guide

Now open in our Second Floor Gallery: Animated Advertising

200 Years of Premiums, Promos, and Pop-ups"December 1, 2022 – February 11, 2023 "Animated Advertising" features over 170 unique advertising objects from 200 years that demonstrate how animated and dimensional paper devices are used to promote products, art, entertainment, and ideas. Curated by Grolier Club member Ellen G. K. Rubin from her extensive pop-up and … Continue reading Now open in our Second Floor Gallery: Animated Advertising

Open now in our Ground Floor Gallery: Building the Book from the Ancient World to Present Day

September 28 - December 23, 2022 We have all been taught how to read books, but have we learned how to look at them closely? What can be gleaned from analyzing an original specimen of ancient papyrus, or by studying rubbings of a Chinese book engraved on stone, or by feeling the heft of a … Continue reading Open now in our Ground Floor Gallery: Building the Book from the Ancient World to Present Day

Open Now in our Second Floor Gallery: Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young

September 8 – November 12, 2022 Aubrey Beardsley (1872–1898) is a monumental figure in book and magazine illustration, graphic arts and poster design, as well as the history of gender and sexuality. In his brief career from 1892 to 1898, cut short by his death from tuberculosis, he was a brilliant innovator in the British … Continue reading Open Now in our Second Floor Gallery: Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young

Grolier Club Upcoming Exhibitions Season 2022-2023

Exhibitions Opening September 2022  As the summer comes to a close, we are thrilled to share our upcoming season of exhibitions! Kicking off the year is “Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young,” opening to the public next Thursday, September 8. This fascinating exhibition is curated by Mark Samuels Lasner (Senior Research Fellow, University of Delaware Library, … Continue reading Grolier Club Upcoming Exhibitions Season 2022-2023