October 2018 Luncheon Program

  • 10/12/2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 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 meal.

Registration is closed


Luncheon: Friday, October 12, Union League Club

Maybe you used to shop there. Or maybe you wish you could jump into a time machine and travel back to Michigan Avenue when Stuart Brent Books was a landmark destination for bibliophiles.

We’re sad to report that the time machine is down for repairs but delighted to report that we have the next best thing … a rollicking trip through daughter Amy Brent’s experiences Growing Up In A Bookstore. Come to discover which famous book title Stuart Brent gave to a Chicago author … what happened on live TV five days a week … and who Amy wound up talking to when she asked her father about studying overseas and he said, “Ask him,” then handed the phone to a guest.

Perhaps you saw Amy Brent on WTTW in Amy’s Book Hunt. She’s a bookseller, five time national champion in karate (she’s sure to receive an especially respectful introduction), and an entertaining speaker.

Whether you remember Stuart Brent Books or just love great stories about bookselling in Chicago, this program is for you, no time machine required!

It’s so easy to make your reservation. Why not do it right now?  

October 12th luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard.
Buffet (room 820) opens at 11:30 am; program (in a different room, to be announced) 12:30-1:30.
Luncheon is $35. Program free but please let us know you’re coming.
Reservations or cancellations for lunch by noon Wednesday for Friday lunch. Register online at caxtonclub.org, call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org.


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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710