Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sunday Salon

This week in Marie's Life in New York includes bookstores, food, exploring neighborhoods and finding a new place to hang out. In other words, it was pretty typical. 

I went to the Grolier Club to see an exhibit on "blooks," things that look like books but are not.  The proper title of the exhibit is "Blooks: The Art of Books That Aren't." The items are taken from the private collection of Mindell Dubansky, a cheerful New Yorker with a passion for books. When I visited she was on hand to guide a large crowd through the exhibit and shared stories of her favorite items. Her collection includes things like exploding books, gag books, and just about anything you can imagine shaped like a book, everything from greeting cards and spice containers to banks and flasks and travel souvenirs, jewelry, clothing and more. It was a lot of fun. It's open until March 12 and free tours are offered on Thursdays at 1. More information can be found at the Grolier Club's website.

Otherwise things were pretty routine but we've got some fun things going on this week, including some birthday stuff and a book club meeting. I'm really frustrated because there are three events this week for Muriel Barbery's new book The Life of Elves and I don't think I can make any of them. It's even more frustrating because she will be at at least one event and I would love to get my books signed, but alas, it's not going to happen. Sigh. :( That's what I get for keeping myself busy sometimes!

Today there is some game on the teevee or so I understand. I have a quilt to finish up and photograph, and a couple of other small sewing projects to work on. And I'm starting my new book club book today too. I hope you have a great Sunday whatever you do!


Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I love the idea of an exhibition of blooks. Will have to settle for the online tour. Thank you for sharing this!

Suzanne Yester said...

Oh the exhibition sounds wonderful! And I've never heard of the Grolier Club, so I think next trip to the city warrants a visit! Thanks for sharing!

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