Grolier Club, New York City

4.3
#1,477 of 1,694 in Things to do in New York City




The Grolier Club is a private club and society of bibliophiles in New York City. Founded in January 1884, it is the oldest existing bibliophilic club in North America. The club is named after Jean Grolier de Servières, Viscount d'Aguisy, Treasurer General of France, whose library was famous; his motto, "Io. Grolierii et amicorum" [of or belonging to Jean Grolier and his friends], suggested his generosity in sharing books. The Club's stated objective is "the literary study of the arts pertaining to the production of books, including the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage these arts; and the acquisition, furnishing and maintenance of a suitable club building for the safekeeping of its property, wherein meetings, lectures and exhibitions shall take place from time to time ..."
To visit Grolier Club and get the most from your holiday in New York City, create itinerary details personal to you using our New York City day trip planning app.
Source
Create an itinerary including Grolier Club
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Grolier Club Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
10 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The Grolier Club is one of those small treasures of New York. If you love books, real books, you will probably enjoy whatever exhibits are on offer at the Grolier. They are free, easy to access, very....  more »
  • One might not realize that this private club dedicated to books and book publishing opens its exhibits to the public. And for no charge whatsoever. We visited expressly to see the “500 Years of...  more »
Google
  • Wonderful exhibit and superb collection.
  • Excellent displays and exhibits. Free to the public.

Plan your trip to New York City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Parks in New York City

4.7
Duration:3 h
4.8
Duration:30 min
3.4
Duration:2 h

Shopping in New York City

See all ›
4.3
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:1 h 30 min

Nearby attractions in New York City

4.7
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.9
Duration:4 h
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.9
Duration:30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h 30 min