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Grolier Club Exhibit Shares the History of Books

Jennifer Schuessler writes the following in “The 2,000-Year Story of Building the Book” for The New York Times:

For a certain kind of book nerd, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia is the closest a person can come to Valhalla. Each summer, bibliophiles from all over the world gather for weeklong courses in nearly every aspect of the history of the book, in an atmosphere that combines deep immersion in the most arcane aspects of printing, binding and bibliography with the let’s-put-on-a-show camaraderie of a sleepaway camp.

But in the meantime, an exhibition at the Grolier Club in Manhattan gives the rest of us a taste of the school’s distinctive hands-on methods, along with a sweeping history of more than 2,000 years of bookmaking.

‘Building the Book from the Ancient World to the Present Day,’ on view through Dec. 23, draws on the more than 100,000 items in the school’s teaching collection. There are printing blocks, binding tools, ink brushes, paper samples, printer’s proofs, strange contraptions and of course plenty of books. …

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