Gallery Outing: Bookbinding at the Grolier, Saturday, April 13

The Canton of Appleholm invites you to join us on an informal weekend outing to one of our many world-class museums.

On Saturday, April 13, at 2 PM, we’ll visit the Grolier, an exclusive club for antiquarian book dealers and collectors. Their “Judging a Book by Its Cover” exhibition focuses on the art of bookbinding, and includes a number of impressively-bound fifteenth-, sixteenth-, and seventeenth-century volumes as well as more-recent items. Before leaving we’ll take a brief detour to their secondary exhibit on hieroglyphics, which also includes a couple of period manuscripts and very early printed books.

The Grolier is located at 47 East 60th Street, between Madison and Park. The closest trains are the N/R at 5th Av/59th St, the 4/5/6 at 59th St, and the Q at Lexington/63rd; there are also numerous bus lines in the area.

We’ll gather outside the front entrance (or in the lobby if the weather is inclement), then enter as a group. (If you have trouble finding us, call Mathghamhain at 917-502-7795.)

The galleries are small, so we expect to finish the exhibitions within an hour or so, and afterwards folks who are interested may walk across the street to Café Bilboquet for snacks and further discussion.

Gallery admission is free. The building is ADA-accessible. Masks are optional.

All are welcome to join us. No Society membership or previous experience required. Modern attire; come as you are. Feel free to RSVP or just show up. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Detail of “Bookbinder” from Jost Amman’s Book of Trades (1568)