The Caxton Club brings together a diversified group of authors, binders, collectors, conservators, dealers, designers, editors, librarians, publishers, scholars, and other interested individuals; into a community who share a love of books and provides them a forum to learn about their history, production, and preservation; to heighten their appreciation of outstanding content, design and production; and to share in the joys of fine books.


Upcoming Caxton events

    • 12/11/2020
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • 12/11/2020 | 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    December Daytime Program

    In 1901 a scrappy little bibliographic society called the Caxton Club published a limited edition of 256 volumes on handmade paper. The book was called Wau-Bun, The “Early Day” of the Northwest. The writer? Juliette Kinzie. We’ll visit with Mrs. Kinzie again, this time through an illustrated presentation by professor Ann Durkin Keating, professor at North Central College and author of The World of Juliette Kinzie:  Chicago Before The Fire, published by the University of Chicago Press.

    All Daytime Programs will begin at 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. The events will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following those presentations. All programs will require advance registration on the club’s website so that Zoom instructions can be sent before the program.

    • 12/16/2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 12/16/20| 6:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.

    December Evening Celebration

    Join us for an evening celebrating the Caxton Club’s 125th Anniversary. Enjoy a program called “Caxton Club Through the Years,” created from photographs and films with members and programs as the stars.

    We will also take a virtual look at materials from our archives, and enhancements we are making to our website to post more of our heritage online. We will end the evening with a special toast to our “Making Our Mark” keepsake donors who so generously provided the funding to make its production possible. Special toast cocktail suggestions will be emailed to those who register. Consider drink possibilities using Caxton glassware. Self-service only this year.

Daytime Programs

Evening Programs


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PO Box 2329,
Chicago IL 60604-9997

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