“ These clever fellows have always a touch of madness.” [3GAB]
Earlier this week, The Grolier Club hosted a chat between two eminent bibliomanes as a live-streamed video.
Glen Miranker, BSI (“The Origin of Tree Worship”) sat down with Nicholas Basbanes, author of books about bibliomania and bibliophiles (A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books, Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture, and Among the Gently Mad: Strategies and Perspectives for the Book-Hunter in the 21st Century).
The two were there to discuss Miranker's collection, a portion of which is the featured exhibition on the ground floor of the Grolier Club, titled “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects.”
The exhibition has been getting a good deal of press (deservedly so) that goes beyond the bookish:
- The New York Times (paywall lifted)
- NY1 (video)
- Fine Books & Collections
- The Best of Sherlock Holmes