Aug 16, 2021
Constantinou has been Head Librarian at The Grolier Club since 2011 and
a Club member since 2013. Her research interests include the
history of private collecting, women’s book ownership, and
provenance studies. The Club Library collects, preserves, and
makes accessible materials dedicated to the history and art of the
book. Strengths of its collection include bibliographies,
histories of printing and graphic processes, type specimens, fine
and historic examples of printing, bookbinding, illustration, and,
in particular, the literature of antiquarian book collecting and
the book trade.
spoke with Meghan via Zoom about the Grolier's collection of
private library catalogues, and asked her for advice, based on her
lengthy study of the topic, on how collectors might best go about
producing their own catalogues.