UPCOMING

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    • 12/11/2020
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • 12/11/2020 | 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
    • 475
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    December Daytime Program

    In 1901 a scrappy little bibliographic society called the Caxton Club published a limited edition of 256 volumes on handmade paper. The book was called Wau-Bun, The “Early Day” of the Northwest. The writer? Juliette Kinzie. We’ll visit with Mrs. Kinzie again, this time through an illustrated presentation by professor Ann Durkin Keating, professor at North Central College and author of The World of Juliette Kinzie:  Chicago Before The Fire, published by the University of Chicago Press.

    All Daytime Programs will begin at 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. The events will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following those presentations. All programs will require advance registration on the club’s website so that Zoom instructions can be sent before the program.

    • 12/16/2020
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 12/16/20| 6:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    December Evening Celebration

    Join us for an evening celebrating the Caxton Club’s 125th Anniversary. Enjoy a program called “Caxton Club Through the Years,” created from photographs and films with members and programs as the stars.

    We will also take a virtual look at materials from our archives, and enhancements we are making to our website to post more of our heritage online. We will end the evening with a special toast to our “Making Our Mark” keepsake donors who so generously provided the funding to make its production possible. Special toast cocktail suggestions will be emailed to those who register. Consider drink possibilities using Caxton glassware. Self-service only this year.

    • 01/08/2021
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • 1/8/2021 | 12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
    • 500
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    January Daytime Program

    How did steam presses and a quirk in postal laws help crown a king in the continental United States during 1850 … in an obscure place called Beaver Island … only a boat ride from Chicago? Your guide to this remarkable tale will be Miles Harvey, familiar to Caxtonians for his terrifying book The Island of Lost Maps, which still has librarians sleeping with the lights on. You’ll hear about pirates, voting irregularities, a traveling secretary who was not what a first glance might suggest, a brazen murder, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the precise time and place that the term Confidence Man was coined.


    • 01/19/2021
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 1/19/2021 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    January (Tuesday) Evening Program

    In this presentation, Rebecca Romney of Type Punch Matrix and Heather O’Donnell of Honey & Wax Booksellers reflect on their participation in outreach programs designed to address marginalization in the rare book world, including the Women’s Initiative of the ABAA (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America), the Antiquarian Book Seminar (CABS-Minnesota), and their own Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize for young women collectors. These programs, in addition to recent initiatives created by Rare Book School, the Bibliographical Society of America, and RBMS, are part of a broader movement to attract and support booksellers, collectors, librarians, and archivists from communities historically underrepresented in the rare book world. In discussing what they have learned from recent projects — and their hopes for new ones, like the ABAA Diversity Initiative — Rebecca and Heather will consider the successes and challenges facing these efforts to build a more inclusive and representative rare book world for future generations.

    Rebecca and Heather were featured in the documentary The Booksellers, which premiered at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center in 2019.

    Rebecca Romney


    Heather O'Donnell

    • 02/12/2021
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • 2/12/2021 | 12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    February Daytime Program

    Trivia question: “What American President’s autobiographical article in a magazine started a stampede to the newsstands?” Did you answer Calvin Coolidge? Did his name even come to mind? If not, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for a talk by Craig Ferhman, whose book illuminates the history of Presidential writing. (You may also want to go back to your August Caxtonian, in which Author In Chief was reviewed.) Fehrman is a very engaging speaker who will reveal some surprising stories that might upend what you thought you knew about this unique set of authors.


    • 02/17/2021
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 2/17/2021 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    February Evening Program

    Collier will discuss the collation of the Library holdings from the Smithsonian collections, some of the interesting items the Library received upon the call for materials as the Library opened, and the Library’s current initiatives.

    • 03/12/2021
    • 12:30 PM (CST)
    • 3/12/2021 | 12:30 PM CT/1:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    March Daytime Program

    October 1871. Drought. Barn. Fire. Chaos. Destruction. That’s the story that has been told and told again about this signal event that is remembered with one of those stars on Chicago’s flag. But noted historian Carl Smith is going to share a much more specific tale, one crafted especially for Caxtonians. He’ll answer the question, “What did the fire and its aftermath mean for books, authors, publishers, and libraries?” Smith, an emeritus professor from Northwestern University is well known to Caxtonians; he has two essays in the Club’s most recent publication, Chicago 101. Join us for this remarkable story about The Great Fire’s impact on all things printed!


    • 03/17/2021
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • 3/17/2021 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    March Evening Program

    Kinohi is Associate Professor of English and African American studies at Princeton where his work focuses on twentieth century African American literature.

Past events

11/19/2020 Neil Harris on “Chicago Apartments: A Century and Beyond of Lakefront Luxury”
11/18/2020 Panel Discussion: “Artists’ Books, The Institutional Perspective”
11/13/2020 Dwight Cleveland on Movie Posters
11/10/2020 Neil Harris on “Chicago Apartments: A Century and Beyond of Lakefront Luxury”
10/21/2020 Simon Loxley on “In Search of Emery Walker”
10/09/2020 Bonnie Mak Opens a Cabinet of Curiosities
09/16/2020 Nick Basbanes on “Henry and Fanny Longfellow: Palm Branches and Passion Flowers”
09/11/2020 Jennifer Hain Teper on “Conservation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”
08/10/2020 Lazy Days of Summer Sale
06/12/2020 Mary Wisniewski on Nelson Algren
06/04/2020 ABAA Virtual Book Fair
06/01/2020 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize Applications due June 1
05/20/2020 Annual Meeting/State of the Club
03/18/2020 CANCELLED - Jennifer Gunter King and Nick Twemlow on Emory’s Raymond Danowski Poetry Library
03/13/2020 CANCELLED - Marcy Dinius on Radical Types In American Antislavery Print
02/19/2020 Lia Markey on “The Nova Reperta and Renaissance Representations of Invention and Globalization”
02/14/2020 On The Move | Open House | SAIC Letter Press Studio
02/14/2020 Cara Bertram on The American Library Association Goes To War
02/14/2020 On The Move | Round Table Discussion | Letterpress Printing in Chicago: Its Current State, History, and Legacy
02/13/2020 Art Happens: Amazing Women
01/15/2020 Audrey Niffenegger on Make No Small Plans – The Quest for an Artist Book House
01/10/2020 James Hagy on Fair Tricks: Magicians at the Columbian Exposition
01/08/2020 Miles Harvey — Interviewed on The King of Confidence
12/18/2019 Revels: Our Annual Holiday Event of Magic, Fellowship, Music, and Book Auction
12/13/2019 Nina Barrett on Leopold & Loeb
12/11/2019 Books that Built Chicago
12/08/2019 Chicago by the Book: Ethical Humanist Society Panel Discussion
12/03/2019 Firelines: Midwestern Praire Restoration | Jill Metcoff and Mike Mossman
11/15/2019 Frederic Goudy & H.G. Wells: The Time Traveler's Typeface | A Conversation with Artist Rex Parker
11/08/2019 Libby Hill on The Chicago River
10/21/2019 Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image
10/16/2019 Lilla Vekerdy and Morgan Aronson their ABECEDARIUM from Rare Smithsonian Volumes
10/11/2019 Daniel Immerwahr on How To Hide An Empire
10/07/2019 Cocktails & Conversations with Nina Barrett on "The Leopold and Loeb Files"
10/02/2019 Let's Do It: Twenty-three Years of Book and Paper
09/18/2019 Dr. Tim Benson on Political Cartoons from a British Perspective
09/17/2019 Political Cartoons: Then and Now with Panelists Tim Benson, Anthony Mourek, and Scott Stantis
09/13/2019 Peggy Glowacki on Mary Hastings Bradley
09/11/2019 Corr-Proust: A New Digital Edition of Marcel Proust's Correspondence
06/25/2019 Course | The Chicago School of Urban Sociology Past and Present | Clinton E. Stockwell M.A; M.L.A.; Ph.D.
06/19/2019 Dinner Program | Bruce Kennett on “W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design”
06/15/2019 Chicago Book and Paper Fair
06/15/2019 Volunteer Opportunity | Channel Your Inner Bookseller, Meet Fellow Bibliophiles | Chicago Book and Paper Fair
06/08/2019 Chicago by the Book: Writing that Defines a City with contributors Nina Barrett, Neil Harris and Tim Lacy | Printers Row Lit Fest
06/07/2019 Luncheon Program | The Opening Kickoff | Dave Revsine
06/06/2019 Caxton on the Move | Tour and Dinner | Everyone's Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground
05/21/2019 "The Chicago Tradition" -- ULCC History and "Chicago by the Book" | Kim Coventry, Carl Smith, and Will Hansen
05/21/2019 The Caxton Club is Invited by U of C Library Society and Court Theatre | The Adaptations of Augie March and The Adventures of Augie March
05/15/2019 Dinner Program and Annual Business Meeting | Lynne M. Thomas on “Making Mr. Darcy: Cultural Context for the Regency Gentleman”
05/10/2019 Luncheon Program | Preserving The Legacy or Digitizing Dime Novels | Matthew Short
05/04/2019 Panel Discussion | Four Views on Chicago by the Book | David Buisseret, Teri Edelstein, Bob Karrow, and Susan F. Rossen
05/04/2019 Volunteer Opportunity | Channel Your Inner Bookseller, Meet Fellow Bibliophiles | Chicago Antiquarian Book Fair
05/01/2019 First Printing of Chicago by the Book Available at May Meetings
04/25/2019 Caxton on the Move | Panel Discussion | Chicago by the Book: The Federal Writers Project’s Illinois Unit
04/24/2019 "Rosenwald" a film by Aviva Kempner | Presented by ULCC Archives Subcommittee
04/17/2019 Dinner Program | Eric White on “The Gutenberg Bible”
04/11/2019 Architecture Lecture Series | Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image
04/10/2019 Cocktails & Conversations with Alex Kotlowitz & Ben Austen
04/02/2019 Course | The Chicago Tradition of Literary Naturalism | Clinton E. Stockwell M.A; M.L.A.; Ph.D.
03/20/2019 Dinner Program | Anton Roman, The Pioneering Bookseller and Publisher of the American West | John Crichton
03/08/2019 Luncheon Program | Lost Restaurants of Chicago | Greg Borzo
03/07/2019 Luncheon | Celebrating Women of Illinois: Past, Present and Future | Rebecca Sive
02/10/2019 Panel Discussion | Celia Hilliard, Dan Meyer & Timothy Mennel - Chicago by the Book
02/08/2019 Luncheon Program | February 8
02/07/2019 Panel Discussion | Susan Rossen, Nina Barrett, Dominic Pacyga, and Garry Wills on Chicago by the Book | Bookends & Beginnings
02/07/2019 On The Move | Curated Tour and Private Dinner | Chicago by the Book: Pivotal Works That Changed Chicago
01/30/2019 RESCHEDULED: On the Move | American Writers Museum
01/16/2019 January 2019 Dinner Program
01/14/2019 Exhibition Ending March 22 | Chicago by the Book: Pivotal Works that Changed Chicago
01/11/2019 January 2019 Luncheon Program
12/12/2018 December Dinner: Revels 2018
12/07/2018 December 2018 Luncheon Program
11/28/2018 November 2018 Dinner Program - One Week Later
11/09/2018 Stranger Than Fiction presents Kim Coventry & Susan F. Rossen on AuthorsVoice.net
11/09/2018 November 2018 Luncheon Program
11/06/2018 Eye of the Beholder: Visitor Experience at 19th-Century World Fairs A Lecture by Ruth Slatter
10/12/2018 October 2018 Luncheon Program
10/11/2018 Clare Asquith: Shakespeare and the Resistance
09/25/2018 On the Move: September 25, 2018
09/21/2018 Sept 2018 Luncheon Program
09/13/2018 Bruce Rogers, Modern Design, and Chicago’s Caxton Club
09/12/2018 Sept 2018 Dinner Program
06/20/2018 June 2018 Dinner Meeting
06/08/2018 June 2018 Luncheon Meeting
05/16/2018 May 2018 Dinner Meeting
05/11/2018 May 2018 Luncheon Meeting
04/18/2018 April 2018 Dinner Meeting
03/21/2018 March 2018 Dinner Meeting
03/09/2018 March 2018 Luncheon Meeting
02/21/2018 February 2018 Dinner Meeting
02/09/2018 February 2018 Luncheon Meeting
01/17/2018 January 2018 Dinner Meeting
01/12/2018 January 2018 Luncheon Meeting
01/04/2018 Caxton Club - Chicago Map Society Joint Event
12/13/2017 December 2017 Revels - Dinner
12/08/2017 December 2017 Luncheon Meeting
11/15/2017 November 2017 Dinner Meeting
11/10/2017 November 2017 Luncheon Meeting
10/18/2017 October 2017 Dinner Meeting
10/13/2017 October 2017 Luncheon Meeting
10/06/2017 Caxton On the Move October 2017
09/20/2017 September 2017 Dinner Meeting
09/08/2017 September 2017 Luncheon Meeting
06/21/2017 June 2017 Dinner Meeting
06/13/2017 Caxton Club On the Move June 2017
06/09/2017 June 2017 Luncheon Meeting
05/17/2017 May 2017 Dinner Meeting
05/12/2017 May 2017 Luncheon Meeting
04/19/2017 April 2017 Dinner Meeting
03/15/2017 March 2017 Dinner Meeting
03/10/2017 March 2017 Luncheon Meeting
02/15/2017 February 2017 Dinner Meeting
02/10/2017 February 2017 Luncheon Meeting
01/18/2017 January 2017 Dinner Meeting
01/13/2017 January 2017 Luncheon Meeting
12/14/2016 December 2016 Dinner Meeting
12/09/2016 December 2016 Luncheon Meeting
11/16/2016 November 2016 Dinner Meeting
11/11/2016 November 2016 Luncheon Meeting
10/19/2016 October 2016 Dinner Meeting
10/14/2016 October 2016 Luncheon Meeting
09/21/2016 September 2016 Dinner Meeting
09/09/2016 September 2016 Luncheon Meeting
06/15/2016 June 2016 Dinner Meeting
06/10/2016 June 2016 Luncheon Meeting
05/18/2016 May 2016 Dinner Meeting
05/13/2016 May 2016 Luncheon Meeting
04/20/2016 April 2016 Dinner Meeting
03/11/2016 March 2016 Luncheon Meeting
03/09/2016 The Great Caxton Bookbinding Auction
02/17/2016 February 2016 Dinner Meeting
02/12/2016 February 2016 Luncheon Meeting
01/20/2016 January 2016 Dinner Meeting
01/08/2016 January 2016 Luncheon Meeting
12/16/2015 December 2015 Dinner Meeting
12/11/2015 December 2015 Luncheon Meeting
11/18/2015 November 2015 Dinner Meeting
11/13/2015 November 2015 Luncheon Meeting
10/21/2015 October 2015 Dinner Meeting
10/09/2015 October 2015 Luncheon Meeting
09/16/2015 September 2015 Dinner Meeting
09/11/2015 September 2015 Luncheon Meeting
06/17/2015 June 2015 Dinner Meeting
06/12/2015 June 2015 Luncheon Meeting
05/20/2015 May 2015 Dinner Meeting
05/08/2015 May 2015 Luncheon Meeting
04/15/2015 April 2015 Dinner Meeting
03/18/2015 March 2015 Dinner Meeting
03/13/2015 March 2015 Luncheon Meeting
02/18/2015 February 2015 Dinner Meeting
02/13/2015 February 2015 Luncheon Meeting
01/21/2015 Janurary 2015 Dinner Meeting
01/09/2015 Janurary 2015 Luncheon Meeting
12/17/2014 December 2014 Dinner Meeting
12/12/2014 December 2014 Luncheon Meeting
11/19/2014 November 2014 Dinner Meeting
11/14/2014 November 2014 Luncheon Meeting
10/15/2014 October 2014 Dinner Meeting
10/10/2014 October 2014 Luncheon Meeting
09/17/2014 September 2014 Dinner Meeting
09/12/2014 September 2014 Luncheon Meeting
06/18/2014 June 2014 Dinner Meeting
06/16/2014 Special Event for Caxtonians in June
06/13/2014 June 2014 Luncheon Meeting
05/21/2014 May 2014 Dinner Meeting
05/09/2014 May 2014 Luncheon Meeting
04/16/2014 April 2014 Dinner Meeting
03/19/2014 March 2014 Dinner Meeting
03/14/2014 March 2014 Luncheon Meeting
02/19/2014 February 2014 Dinner Meeting
02/14/2014 February 2014 Luncheon Meeting
01/22/2014 January 2014 Dinner Meeting
01/10/2014 January 2014 Luncheon Meeting
12/18/2013 December 2013 Dinner Meeting
12/13/2013 December 2013 Luncheon Meeting
11/20/2013 November 2013 Dinner Meeting
11/11/2013 November 2013 Special Event
11/08/2013 November 2013 Luncheon Meeting
10/16/2013 October 2013 Dinner Meeting
10/11/2013 October 2013 Luncheon Meeting
09/18/2013 September 2013 Dinner Meeting
09/13/2013 September 2013 Luncheon Meeting
06/19/2013 June 2013 Dinner Meeting
06/14/2013 June 2013 Luncheon Meeting
05/15/2013 May 2013 Dinner Meeting
05/10/2013 May 2013 Luncheon Meeting
04/17/2013 April 2013 Dinner Meeting
04/06/2013 2013 Caxton/Newberry Symposium
03/20/2013 March 2013 Dinner Meeting
03/15/2013 An Extra Dinner for March 2013
03/08/2013 March 2013 Luncheon Meeting
02/20/2013 February 2013 Dinner Meeting
02/08/2013 February 2013 Luncheon Meeting
01/16/2013 Janurary 2013 Dinner Meeting
01/11/2013 January 2013 Luncheon Meeting
12/12/2012 December 2012 Dinner Meeting
12/07/2012 December 2012 Luncheon Meeting
11/14/2012 November 2012 Dinner Meeting
11/09/2012 November 2012 Luncheon Meeting
10/17/2012 October 2012 Dinner Meeting
10/12/2012 October 2012 Luncheon Meeting
09/19/2012 September 2012 Dinner Meeting
09/14/2012 September 2012 Luncheon Meeting
06/20/2012 June 2012 Dinner Meeting
06/08/2012 June 2012 Luncheon Meeting
05/16/2012 May 2012 Dinner Meeting
05/11/2012 May 2012 Luncheon Meeting
04/18/2012 April 2012 Dinner Meeting
04/13/2012 April 2012 Luncheon Meeting
03/21/2012 March 2012 Dinner Meeting
03/09/2012 March 2012 Luncheon Meeting
02/15/2012 February 2012 Dinner Meeting
02/10/2012 February 2012 Luncheon Meeting
01/18/2012 January 2012 Dinner Meeting
01/13/2012 January 2012 Luncheon Meeting
12/14/2011 December 2011 Dinner Meeting
12/09/2011 December 2011 Luncheon Meeting
11/11/2011 November 2011 Luncheon Meeting
11/09/2011 November 2011 Dinner Meeting
10/19/2011 October 2011 Dinner Meeting
10/14/2011 October 2011 Luncheon Meeting
09/21/2011 September 2011 Dinner Meeting
09/09/2011 September 2011 Luncheon Meeting
06/15/2011 June 2011 Dinner Meeting
06/10/2011 June 2011 Luncheon Meeting
05/18/2011 May 2011 Dinner Meeting
05/13/2011 May 2011 Luncheon Meeting
04/08/2011 April 2011 Luncheon Meeting
03/18/2011 March 2011 Symposium Dinner
03/11/2011 March 2011 Luncheon Meeting
02/16/2011 February 2011 Dinner Meeting
02/11/2011 February 2011 Luncheon Meeting
01/19/2011 January 2011 Dinner Meeting
01/14/2011 January 2011 Luncheon Meeting
12/15/2010 December 2010 Dinner Meeting - Revels & Auction!
12/10/2010 December 2010 Luncheon Meeting
11/16/2010 November 2010 Dinner Meeting
11/12/2010 November 2010 Luncheon Meeting
10/20/2010 October 2010 Dinner Meeting
10/07/2010 October 2010 Luncheon Meeting
09/15/2010 September 2010 Dinner Meeting
09/10/2010 September 2010 Luncheon Meeting
06/17/2010 June Dinner
06/11/2010 June Lunch
01/20/2010 January Dinner Meeting
12/16/2009 December 2009 Dinner Meeting - Revels & Auction!
04/04/2009 2009 Caxton/Newberry Symposium on the Book
12/10/2008 December 2008 Dinner Meeting - Revels & Auction!
12/05/2008 December 2008 Luncheon Meeting



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