Grolier Inc. originated with the Grolier Society founded in 1895 by a group of Boston scholars. Named after Jean Grolier, – a designer and collector of French Renaissance books – the Society produced deluxe editions and memoirs in elegant bindings and sold them on a subscription basis. The society was incorporated as a business organisation under the name, The Grolier Society Inc., in 1936 and finally changed its name to Grolier Incorporated in 1960.We publish encyclopedias, children's books, reference sets, educational materials, and also multimedia products. Our best-known titles include Encyclopedia Americana and the New Book of Knowledge – a children's encyclopedia. Our multimedia products consist of the Guinness Multimedia Disc of Records and the Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia.