Grolier Club

Founded in 1884, this international association offers a rare book library with over 100,000 volumes. For many years, the Club has welcomed the public to free special exhibitions and programs on literature, politics, and history, all told through the printed word. The historic townhouse setting showcases Grolier’s unique collections and changing exhibitions.

ABA’s design for the Club’s public and exhibition areas reconsiders the entry, reception room, and exhibition gallery, supporting special collections display, universal access, building systems, and visitor services. The design creates a new approach to the Clubs’ exhibitions, with a design that integrates heritage and technology while welcoming new audiences and promoting scholarship and engagement. A gift to all book lovers, this project delivers a new and revitalized setting to engage, inform, and inspire.

Construction will be complete in Fall 2018.

New York, New York