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.
Booksellers and collectors are stereotyped as quiet, nerdy, bookish sorts, but the reality is they are just as likely to be adventurers, visionaries, activists, oddballs, provocateurs, and even scoundrels. Covent Garden Bookshop was run by one such colorful figure. Dr. N.C. Nothmann supposedly fled his Nazi-occupied homeland of Lithuania by walking to Italy. From there … Continue reading The Fly Dealer of Covent Garden Bookshop
It was initially presumed that this binders scrapbook, acquired by the Club in 2014, was part of the Curwen Press archive, as it contains numerous drawings of bindings for Curwen publications, as well as correspondence from Harold Curwen, director of the Press. It is well known that the Curwen Press had a bindery on their … Continue reading A 20th Century Binder’s Scrapbook
Please note: the Grolier Club building will be closed the week of June 18-22 to accommodate extensive renovation work in our lobby. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Here's a time-lapse video of our latest progress: Three months of work in 22 seconds!
This blog was created to allow staff to highlight objects in the Grolier Club Library’s collection which they find interesting, beautiful, quirky, or otherwise remarkable. Information relating to certain events, temporary closings, or other activities that affect the library will be cross-posted here as well. We welcome your comments, questions, and observations.
The Grolier Club Library’s Maria Gerard Messenger Women’s Bookplate Collection—recently digitized thanks to a 2016-2017 Digitization Funding Award from METRO—contains the bookplates of many women who have received little documentation in the historical record. This post gathers a few details about one of these women, Madame Roland de Challerange (after 1712-1781). Madame Roland de Challerange’s … Continue reading Bookplate of Madame Roland de Challerange (after 1712-1781)