February 2012 Luncheon Meeting

  • 02/10/2012
  • 11:30 AM
  • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago


Registration is closed

Speaker: Susan Levy

“The Lakeside Classics: 109 Years of Historical Gems” 

Started in 1903 by R.R. Donnelley & Sons President, Thomas E. Donnelley as a holiday gift book for employees and associates, the Lakeside Classics showed the world that by using the best technology, special craftsmanship and engaging content: machine-made books can more than hold their own in a bibliophile's world. As Executive Editor of the Classics for the past 17 years, Caxtonian Susan Levy is a storehouse of fascinating information and anecdotes about America's longest-running book series. Come and hear: about the challenges of producing a most worthy book each year; how they effect their own rule of "A Change Every 25 years"; what about computer impact on a series once dubbed, "A Best Kept Secret" and, really, how a simple, dignified, well-designed fit-in-the-palm of your hand book series, and, one never sold by the Company, can today command an appraisal price of $15,000 per set?

 Luncheon buffet (in the main dining room on
six) opens at 11:30 am.  Program (in a different room, to be announced) from 12:30-1:30


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

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710