Virtual Lecture: Mara Frazier on Capturing Dance on Paper

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Free and Open to the Public  Dec 12, 6:00pm Eastern time Register for Zoom link here: Translating the evanescent art of dance into textual form presents a unique dilemma—how to capture a time-based, corporeal art form into writing? Throughout history, dance documentarians have devised intricate methods of notation and […]

Aldus Manutius: The Invention of the Publisher

Sponsored by The Grolier Clbub Aldus Manutius invented italic type and issued more first editions of the classics than anyone before or since. He also printed the mysterious Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, the most beautiful book of the Italian Renaissance. In celebration of the first monograph in English on Aldus Manutius in over forty years, Grolier Club member […]

Kenneth W. Rendell on “Hidden Themes in Collecting”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club The second annual Kenneth W. Rendell Lecture on the Importance of Historical Letters and Documents. Grolier member Kenneth W. Rendell will speak on "Hidden Themes in Collecting: What I Discovered About My Own Collecting." This program will be live webcast. Registration here: If you are a Grolier Club member, […]

George Fletcher: Judging a Book by Its Cover: Bookbindings from the Collections of the Grolier Club, 1470s-2020

Sponsored by The Grolier Club H. George Fletcher, Curator of "Judging a Book by Its Cover: Bookbindings from the Collections of the Grolier Club, 1470s-2020," will lecture on the Club's collection of fine and historic bookbindings in conjunction with Bibliography Week. This lecture will be live webcast. Registration: If you are a Grolier Club […]

Who Owns This Sentence? Copyright Then and Now

The Grolier Club Copyright today controls a vast range of created things, from songs to software, fancy dress costumes and semiconductor chip designs; it also provides a neverending income stream to the owners of the rights it creates, who almost always turn out to be corporations. That’s obviously not what copyright was intended to do […]

Virtual Exhibition Tour and Q&A: Jeffrey Johnson on “Whodunit?”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Free and Open to the Public; virtual tour Feb 5, 6:00pm -7:30pm Eastern Time Whodunit? Key Books in Detective Fiction features selections from Grolier Club member Jeffrey Johnson’s more than 400-piece collection of detective novels from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. The exhibition highlights more than 90 early examples of […]

Rebecca Rego Barry: “The Vanishing of Carolyn Wells” [mystery fiction and more]

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Whodunit, you ask? Carolyn Wells—82 times between 1909 and 1942. Yet she is all but unknown today, unless it’s for her bibliomystery classic, Murder in the Bookshop (1936). In the early 20th century, she was an immensely popular author, excelling at country house and locked-room novels of detection and becoming one of […]

Virtual Exhibition Tour: Judging a Book by its Cover

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join Curator George Fletcher for a pre-recorded video walkthrough of "Judging a Book by Its Cover," an exhibition on bindings at the Grolier Club, followed by a live Q&A with Fletcher. To register:

Kent Bicknell on Louisa May Alcott

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Bibliophile and historian Kent Bicknell will explore his Alcott Family Collection, winner of a recent collecting prize from the New England-based Ticknor Society. Among the highlights will be a fascinating 1876 Russian translation of Little Women; an account of Bronson Alcott’s famed Temple School in Boston; Louisa May Alcott’s annotated […]

Language, Decipherment and Translation

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join Curator Deirdre Lawrence for a pre-recorded tour of her Grolier Club exhibition "Language, Decipherment, and Translation," followed by a Live Q&A via Zoom. The exhibition is on view in our Second Floor Gallery through May 11, 2024. Register here:

Deborah A. Green and Aaron Lansky: “The First Yiddish War Reporter”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join The Grolier Club as Translator Deborah A. Green and Aaron Lansky, Yiddish Book Center founder and president, have a conversation to celebrate the release of a translation of writings by the poet, translator and literary journalist S. L. Shneiderman (1906-1996), Journey Through the Spanish Civil War: The Hinterlands (White Goat Press). Note: this is […]

Lynda Mugglestone on Samuel Johnson’s Garret Lexicography

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join The Grolier Club for a live webcast lecture by Lynda Mugglestone, Professor of the History of English and Tutorial Fellow at Pembroke College, Oxford, in conjunction with our public exhibition "Hardly Harmless Drudgery," co-curated by Grolier members Bryan A. Garner and Jack Lynch. This registration is for the live webcast: Professor […]