Revels: Our Annual Holiday Event of Magic, Fellowship, Music, and Book Auction

  • 12/18/2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Newberry Library, 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610


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Inaugural Revels Announcement from 1938

Mark your calendars for the Caxton Revels on December 18. Our annual holiday party will be held at the Newberry Library. Dinner will be in Ruggles Hall with the silent auction in Rettinger Hall. Members will be encouraged to sip libations and exchange stories as they bid on bibliophilic bargains and treasures. Continuing our 80-plus-year tradition of surprise, this year’s event will feature fellow Caxton member and professional magician John Railing and a wide assortment of Caxtonian treasure plus the reappearance of “frothy egg nog” for the most adventurous.

Revels: Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton Street. Doors open at 5pm for social hour and browsing the treasures; dinner and the magic begin at 6pm. Buffet dinner $60 (a slight reduction in standard charges to allow extra money for bidding). Drink tickets $5 each. Reservations must be made by no later than noon Monday, December 16. Cancellations and no-shows after this deadline will require payment. Reserve at, call 312-255-3710, or e-mail

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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710