The Grolier Club is to celebrate the world of the 'blook' in a new exhibition

WideEyedLeo

WideEyedLeo

2016-02-01 15:21:32

Every rare book enthusiast's favorite Manhattan haunt the 'Grolier Club' is to display the 'blook' collection of Mindell Dubansky. Yes, blooks.

In case you arent familiar with the word, a 'blook' is an abbreviation of “book-look” which is basically something which looks like a book, but isnt a book-and there's a surprisingly large amount of them out there.

Dubansky's 130 piece collection includes a variety of quirky items including antique book shaped safes to store money or conceal tiny flasks of alcohol, a vintage table lighter disguised as 'The Book of Smoking Knowledge' and book shaped lady's compact mirrors.

Dubansky has only loaned a small portion of her some 600 piece blook collection to the Club, which will be on display until March. 

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