Princess Grace's personal collections

This private collection forms the heart of the Library.

Book collections

Since the Library's inauguration, some twelve thousand books have been acquired — or donated by benefactors — including an excellent selection of contemporary authors (some signed) and works from the Irish Literary Revival period (late 19th and early 20th centuries), as well as older Irish books, imprints and collections acquired from distinguished scholars.

Key volumes on display:

The Library holds volumes of Irish works from all periods. Some first editions include rare examples of the 19th-century antiquarian and Irish Literary Revival titles.

Works of art

New books are added each year - contemporary poetry, fiction and drama, scholarly monographs and general works (including key reference works and leading illustrated publications) – to ensure that we cater to the modern reader as well as to the scholarly researcher.

© Photographs of Princess Grace: Archives du Palais Princier de Monaco
© Other photographs: Gaétan Luci & Charles Franch Guerra, Palais Princier Monaco