The Grolier Club

The Grolier Club

Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is the oldest society for bibliophiles and graphic arts enthusiasts in North America. It is named for Jean Grolier, the French Renaissance book collector who loved to share his books and his passion for his extensive collection with his friends. The club features a renowned library and offers exhibitions and educational programs for both its members and the public.

The Library

The Grolier Club Library is filled with books about books. It features more than 100,000 volumes exploring the art and history of the book, including bibliographies, books about type, and histories of printing, binding and graphic arts. The library has illuminated manuscripts, leaves from the 42-Line Gutenberg Bible, and many rare author bibliographies. Qualified researchers can access the library, which boasts a 60,000-volume collection of bookseller and book auction catalogues.

Becoming a Member

There are nearly 800 members in the Grolier Club. One must be nominated to gain membership. Potential members are recommended based on activities that demonstrate their great passion for books.

Public Events

The Grolier Club offers four free shows a year in its main gallery that are open to the public. Some of the club’s events are also open to the public during Bibliography Week, which takes place each January in New York City.

Visiting the Grolier Club in New York City

The Club is located on 47 East 60th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

Location: 47 East 60th Street, New York City, New York
Phone: 212-838-6690

Click here to visit The Grolier Club official website.