Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Thursday for the Independence Day holiday. Our galleries will be open 10-5 on Friday and Saturday.
Our Whitman exhibition received a lovely write-up in the Wall Street Journal! If you're a subscriber, you can access the full article here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/poet-of-the-body-new-yorks-walt-whitman-review-an-american-bards-early-years-11561405370
Nowadays many of us take for granted how easy it is to get a book -- we head to the local library, hop on the subway to go to our favorite store, open up a browser to order something online, and in a matter of hours or a few days we have a new book … Continue reading The Book Peddlers of France
The Archives Committee of the American Trust for the British Library and the Grolier Club Library are pleased to announce the completion of the processing of the records of the American Trust for the British Library. The archive consists of 6 boxes of materials (6 linear feet) of the business records of the ATBL, and … Continue reading American Trust for the British Library (ATBL) Archive Established at the Grolier Club
For one hundred years, a modest dynasty of imprimeur-libraires printed, published, and sold books in Paris with three generations of women at its core. The story of this family shows, first, how women often played hidden roles in the print and book trade, occasionally revealed when a widow inherited the firm, a son-in-law took over, … Continue reading One dynasty, three names
Please note: The Grolier Club will be closed on Monday, May 27th, for the Memorial Day holiday. Our gallery will also be closed on Saturday, June 1st, for an event. Apologies for any inconvenience.
The private manuscript library catalogue of Anne-Julie-Françoise de Crussol d’Uzès, duchesse de La Vallière (1713-1797?) documents a fairly typical eighteenth-century French aristocratic library, composed of mainly contemporary literature in small formats on a wide range of topics (history, travel, novels, etc.). The catalogue does, however, bear one curious feature that has interested me since I … Continue reading Aristocratic Identity Erasure in the Private Library Catalogue of Madame la duchesse de La Vallière, ca. 1787