Since 2002, the Club has given out more than $100,000 to support the book arts and help create the next generation of book artists.
The T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting has been announced.
2020 Prize Winners
Katrina Keegan, for her collection of Soviet-era publications of Russian literary classics
Amanda Wong, for her collection of beautiful books on American modernism (fine art)
Prize Winners are each entitled to a $2,000 cash prize from the University of Chicago as well as a year-long membership in the Caxton Club, plus two Caxton event lunch or dinner passes and a copy of Other People’s Books.
2019 Prize Winners
Daniel Jake Eberts
Samuel D. Barton
2018 Prize Winners
The Caxton Club recognizes this year's Honey & Wax Prize winners, announced by The Paris Review!
For more information about the award winners and their collections, go to https://www.honeyandwaxbooks.com/prize.php.
The winner of the 2020 Honey & Wax Book Collecting Prize will receive $1,000, and five honorable mentions will each receive $250.
Margaret Grace Myers
Ashley Rose Young
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The Caxton Club Scholarship is awarded to an individual living in the Midwest with professional interests in bibliography, book history, or the book arts who has not previously attended RBS.
The successful applicant must live in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota or Wisconsin. The award will fund tuition as well as travel and housing costs up to a total of $2500.00. This scholarship will be awarded to first-time RBS attendees and preference will be given to candidates early in their careers who are ineligible for funding or financial aid through their places of employment.
Applications will be accepted directly by RBS starting October 1. To apply, please submit an RBS scholarship application by the November 1 deadline at https://rarebookschool.org/admissions-awards/scholarships
The Caxton Club is pleased to announce its support for Georgia State University historian Nick Wilding and his efforts encouraging student book collecting. We’ve already appreciated Nick’s program to our club on the forgery of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius and his central role in its exposure. The Bibliographical Society of America recently recognized Nick with a Community Grant which he applied to establishing a contest for Georgia State student book enthusiasts. Winners of this contest are Cole Hale, David Casey, and Fariha Hossain. A copy of the club’s publication, Other People’s Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell, has been sent with a letter of congratulations to each winner.
2020 – Kerri Mulcare
2019 – Kadin Henningsen
2017 – Matthew Blackwell
2016 – Sarah Evenson
2015 – Lindsey O’Brien
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