Do you know what a blook is? If not, let us enlighten you.
A blook is a book-shaped object that is not a book. It may contain a game, or a coin bank or a cigarette lighter or an exploding “gag.” Obviously it can be fancy, serious or a toy.
Anyhow, the Grolier Club is running a fun exhibition of blooks, featuring the collection of Mindell Dubansky, a preservation librarian at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A show of objets that don’t contain paper pages might seem an odd fit for the bibliophiles at the venerable Grolier, but the society has always had its quirky side.