“The Noble Art and Mystery of Printing”: John Brampton’s Book Label and Print Shop Keepsake

While rummaging around the Grolier Club Library’s Spencer Van B. Nichols Bookplate Collection, I noticed a rather imposing book label. Printed for John Brampton on 29 December 1745, the label is surrounded by a running quote relating to the invention of printing: “The Noble Art and Mystery of Printing was first invented and practiced by … Continue reading “The Noble Art and Mystery of Printing”: John Brampton’s Book Label and Print Shop Keepsake

Exhibition Opening September 12th

Welcome to Fall, and to the beginning of the Grolier Club's 135th Season! On Wednesday, September 12th, we will open the exhibition "Playing Soldier: The Books and Toys That Prepared Children for War, 1871-1918, from the collection of Richard Cheek" in our second floor gallery. The exhibition is open free of charge Monday-Saturday 10-5. Curator … Continue reading Exhibition Opening September 12th

2018 Grolier Club Library William H. Helfand Fellowship

After a year’s hiatus due to renovations, The Grolier Club Library is pleased to announce the resumption of its annual fellowship offering in the art and history of the book, named in honor of Grolier Club benefactor and former president William H. Helfand. Awards of up to $3,000 are available for research in the Library's … Continue reading 2018 Grolier Club Library William H. Helfand Fellowship

Part-time Publications Manager Position Available

Since its founding in 1884 the Grolier Club has published over five hundred books and exhibition catalogues—some of them now the standard references in their fields—on such subjects as photography, William Blake, Mayan writing, Albrecht Dürer’s alphabet book, and the well-known “Grolier Hundred” selections in literature, science, medicine, and children’s books. Many of the publications … Continue reading Part-time Publications Manager Position Available