The Grolier Club is an association of book collectors named after leading Renaissance bibliophile Jean Grolier. Its excellent private exhibitions on rare books, manuscripts, prints and literary memorabilia are open to the public. Subjects explored have included the Gothic novel, natural history, the art of illustration, murder mysteries, Japanese prints and famous authors such as John Donne and Edith Wharton, on their significant anniversaries.
Since it was founded in 1884 the club has published over 145 volumes on the arts of papermaking, design, illustration, printing and bookbinding. The club's Georgian-style building, erected in 1917, was renovated in 1984, enlarging the main exhibition hall and adding an environmentally controlled storage facility for books.