Hannah Batsel and Leslie Winter on Caxton Women Collect

  • 03/20/2024
  • 5:30 PM
  • 3/20/2024 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET Zoom presentation is free and open to all. Preregistration required via website. ULCC live attendance: free program and opt. buffet dinner for $45. Registration and payment required by 3/15. Live attendance limited to 30.


  • In-person at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Social period: 5:30–6:30 PM CT. Full beverage service available (cost additional). Free presentation 6:30. Optional buffet dinner to follow for $45.

    Remember to bring your Caxton badge.
  • Preregistration required via website.

Registration is closed

March Evening Program

Hannah Batsel

“A Library of Images: An Artist and Illustrator’s Handbibliothek.”

While the subject matter of Hannah’s collection varies widely, every volume serves the same purpose: a reference tool to lend detail and verisimilitudes to the books she creates. In addition to books about art and illustration, her collection includes books on the niche subject matter that her projects require: late-nineteenth-century boys’ adventure stories, publisher bindings, books about illuminated manuscripts, and occult grimoires. Her collection explains why she has often said, “All of my best ideas are in other peoples’ books.”

Hannah is a book artist, writer, and illustrator based in Chicago. Click here to learn more.

Leslie Winter

“Solutions to Accumulating: Mental Collecting.”

Leslie Winter’s presentation is based on the premise that Millennials will experience lower rates of homeownership and change residences far more frequently than previous generations. Assuming that such predictions are correct, she outlines a method of book collecting that combines limited and strategic physical acquisition with a creative “wishful thinking” practice which she calls “mental collecting.”

What she describes may indeed predict far more typical collecting habits of future Caxtonians than the Club’s founding members could ever have imagined when they first gathered in the winter of 1895.

Leslie is an Associate Specialist in Books and Manuscripts at Freeman’s | Hindman in Chicago. Click here to learn more.

Two Attendance Options

Zoom begins at 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET.

Preregistration required via website. Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Free live attendance and optional buffet dinner for $45

In-person at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd.

Social period: 5:30–6:30 PM CT. Full beverage service available (cost additional). Presentation 6:30. Optional buffet dinner to follow, $45.

Valet Parking: $35

Attendance at this event is limited to 30 people. The event will close when it reaches capacity but no later than March 15.

Registration required NO EXCEPTIONS.

Remember to bring your Caxton badge.

Transportation to the Union League Club at 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.

The Union League Club is easily accessible through many public transportation methods. Additionally, the following options are available for those who wish to travel by cab or car.

The Union League Club front desk offers a connection to cab service through Curb. The desk will call cabs for members and all guests while allowing riders to remain inside until the cab arrives. No curb side wait. Cabs will accept all payment forms, following the payment procedures you experience with a street-hailed cab.

If you are traveling by car, the Union League Club offers valet parking for Caxton events at $35.00. You must register and prepay in advance through the Caxton Club. Valet parking options will now be included as an option with all event registrations.

Spot Hero is an independent parking option, generally offering spots at the 318 S. Federal Street garage adjacent to the Union League Club. You may reserve and pay for a guaranteed parking spot through the Spot Hero app or website (spothero.com).

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