It's time for another renovation update and a reminder of how far we've come! The new mezzanine is beginning to take shape, with steel installed and concrete poured.
Please note: the Grolier Club is closed July 30 - September 3. However, staff are still on-hand and may be reached via telephone or email. We look forward to seeing you after Labor Day!
Please note: this position has now been filled. The Grolier Club of New York, America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts, is seeking a part-time employee to provide general assistance in the planning, organization, and implementation of exhibitions, related publications, and programs. Responsibilities include: Providing logistical support in the … Continue reading Position Opening: Part-time Exhibitions & Communications Assistant
One of my favorite objects in the Grolier Club Library is the manuscript library catalogue of Jacques-Louis Rocheboüet (1685-1743). Rocheboüet was a Jansenist and a Convulsionnaire curé living in France in the first half of the eighteenth century. His catalogue is interesting both for the books it contains and for its peculiar aesthetic appeal. Jacques-Louis Rocheboüet was … Continue reading The Library of a Convulsionist curé: Jacques-Louis Rocheboüet (1685-1743)
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