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.

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Upcoming Caxton events

    • 10/21/2020
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • 10/21/2020 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    October Evening Program

    This event is jointly sponsored by fellow FABS member, the William Morris Society of America. 

    Emery Walker was a major, yet shadowy figure in the worlds of printing, typography, and graphic design. Walker’s contributions, including work with William Morris’s Kelmscott Press and Walker’s own Dove Press, helped determine the design ethos of the twentieth century and beyond. Simon Loxley’s most recent book brings forth Walker’s life and career in all its dimensions. Simon is himself a graphic designer and author of numerous books on typography and design history, and he designed and edited Ultrabold, the journal of London’s St Bride Library. In 2017 he was the recipient of a Research Fellowship of the Humanities from the Harry Ransom Center, which holds an extensive Emery Walker archive.

    Copies of Emery Walker: Arts, crafts, and a world in motion, with a signed bookplate for the occasion, will be available for the first 20 who order on the Caxton Club site for $60.00, which includes tax and shipping. All books purchased through the Caxton Club site will require credit card payment prior to shipment. Additional books with signed plates will be available through October 25 at Oak Knoll www.oakknoll.com using the discount code LOXLEY20.

    The presentation is free, but advance registration by 10/19/20 is required for delivery of the Zoom instructions.

    All Evening Programs will begin at 6:30 PM CT via Zoom. The events will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following those presentations.


    • 11/10/2020
    • 12:00 PM (CST)
    • 11/10/2020 | 12:00 PM CT/1:00 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    • 11/13/2020
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • 11/13/2020 | 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website
    • 117
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    November Daytime Program

    Part of his collection has been distributed to the Ransom Center, the Library of Congress, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. That’s why Dwight Cleveland has only 4,500 posters, lobby cards, and other ephemera now, rather than the 45,000 that he used to have. He’ll take us on a tinseltown tour, starting with the days when posters were produced using stone lithography. A hands-on, find-it-myself, what’s-the-fun-if-the-Internet-does-the-work collector, he’ll share highlights from his haul along with stories of the hunt, the capture, and the one that got away.

    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.

    • 11/18/2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 11/18/2020 | 6:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
    • 119
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    November Evening Program

    Institutions play increasingly significant roles in the world of artists’ books. Representatives from Wellesley College (Ruth Rogers), the Smithsonian (Anne Evenhaugen), and the Newberry Library (Jill Gage) will be providing their perspectives on the acquisition and use of artists’ books by their institutions. The panel will be moderated by Martin Antonetti, past president of The Bibliographic Society of America.

    All Evening Programs will begin at 6:30 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.

    • 11/19/2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 11/19/2020 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
    • 118
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    Click here to download/view/print flyer.


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