The Grolier Club: n. 19 of the 50 Obscure and Amazing Places To Visit in 2017

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Rare Book Room of the Grolier Club / Allison Meier Atlas Obscura

Established in 1884, the stately Grolier Club is a center for the celebration of the beauty and art of books.  As the oldest bibliophilia club in North America, the private club has been in its current home on the Upper East Side since 1917 and regularly hosts public exhibitions on the literary arts, with past shows focusing on wunderkammers, microscopes, and symbolism, always concentrating on books as art objects.  The Grolier Club also holds a research library packed with texts on the literary arts, such as bookbinding and illustration. Its name is a tribute to Jean Grolier de Servières, a 16th century French bibliophile and collector.
source| 50 Obscure and Amazing Places To Visit in 2017

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