In January sixty years ago, the Caxton Club sent members a small keepsake book, Seed Corn, written and illustrated by John Averill. Back then, additional copies were available for four dollars each. While we no longer have copies to sell, we’d like to share the images below. Click the images to see larger versions. We hope you’ll enjoy them.
CABS-Minnesota is committed to diversity in the antiquarian and rare book trade. CABS-Minnesota has established the Diverse Voices Fellowship to build a cohort of five fellows who have a strong interest in learning more about the antiquarian book trade and have found themselves isolated in or distanced from the trade by reason of race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and/or income. The fellowship will offer a program of professional and career development designed around fellows’ interests.
For more information, visit https://www.bookseminars.com/fellowship.php. Electronic applications due December 10, 2021.
Caxton Club Announces 2021-22 Book Arts Grant Recipients
Five new recipients have been added to our grants list: Grant for a School of the Art Institute of Chicago Undergraduate – Tania Luo;
Graduate students: Keren Alfred and Madison Bennett – University of Iowa Center for the Book; Anna Lee Cai and Nestor Kok – School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The video is available at http://www.chicagojewishhistory.org. Scroll to Programs on the homepage and locate the October 10 program.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Caxton Club has adopted a book through the Smithsonian Libraries’ Adopt-a-Book Program: The African presence in México: from Yanga to the present. Chicago: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, c2006.
The Caxton Club joins other Stewards of the Hungerford Deed and recognizes the Smithsonian Institution’s 175th anniversary.
The Hungerford Deed, 1787
Artist’s books will be auctioned 8/28/21. Attend a preview reception 8/26. More info at caxtonclub.org.
Hannah Batsel's artist's book, Weirder Than Fiction
Copies of Chicago by the Book are on sale for $11.00 each plus tax and shipping. You must use promo code CAXTON. Sale ends September 10, 2021.
Click to order from University of Chicago Press.
The William Morris Society in the United States organized online exhibitions, programs, and videos for International Kelmscott Press Day. Caxtonians Jill Gage, Cait Coker, and Caroline Szylowicz spoke on video. See more at links.
Check out Nigel Beale’s The Biblio File, one of the world’s leading podcasts about “the book” and the wider world of book culture. Miriam Borden, winner of the 2020 Honey & Wax Award was interviewed in a recent episode.
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