Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts. Named for Jean Grolier (1489 or 90-1565), the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to promote “the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper.” Our members are an international network of over eight hundred book and print collectors, antiquarian bookdealers, librarians, designers, fine printers, binders, and other bibliophiles.
Every year, the Grolier Club hosts a summer New Members Collect exhibition in our second floor gallery. This exhibition is an opportunity for anyone who was elected to membership in the previous year to showcase their personal collections, if they happen to collect.
Although in 2020 our galleries have been closed for the summer due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our new members still have the opportunity to share their collections. We've assembled an online version of New Members Collect, which illustrates the wide range of materials in the world of books and the graphic arts that have captured the interests of our members.