November 2016 Dinner Meeting

  • 11/16/2016
  • 5:00 PM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago


  • Speaker and speaker's guest; event administrator, A/V technician
  • No meal collection, attendee will pay the ULC directly
  • Program only, does not include the dinner.

Registration is closed

Speaker: Mindy Dubansky

“Blooks:  The Art of Books that Aren't”

The Caxton Club has long explored books from all angles and aspects, but this presentation pays homage to items that go beyond:  book look-alikes, or "blooks". Blook and book cultures have a parallel existence and blooks provide a side-angle view on the use and meaning of real books.  Author Mindell (Mindy) Dubansky places blooks in their historical context, reveals their forms, and dazzles us with their beauty, ingenuity, and humor. 

Her exhibit of blooks was hosted by the Grolier Club in January, 2016.  Dubansky is the head of the Sherman Fairchild Center for Book Conservation at the Thomas J. Watson Library, the main research library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Copies of  Mindy Dubansky's book, Blooks:  The Art of Books that Aren't, will be available for sale and signing ($29.00).

We will also present grants to our 2016 recipients, and host prior recipients.

Union League Club, 65 West Jackson Blvd.

Social Gathering: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Club Announcements and Program: 6:00 PM
Three-course dinner ($60) immediately follows the program
. Drinks are $5 - $9.  Program without dinner is free and open to the public.

Reservations are required for the program only and for the program/dinner combination.  Reservations must be received no later than noon on Monday, Nov. 14.  Dinner no-shows or cancellations after the deadline will require payment.

Payment for reservations made by phone or e-mail (phone 312-255-3710;  email will be collected at the event, cash or check only.  Caxton Club members may register in advance and pay with Paypal at this Web address (  No on-line cancellations.


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710