News

  • 11/12/2021 10:22 PM | Anonymous


    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.


  • 10/18/2021 11:04 AM | Anonymous

    The video is available at http://www.chicagojewishhistory.org. Scroll to Programs on the homepage and locate the October 10 program.

  • 09/15/2021 1:31 PM | Anonymous








    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.

  • 08/26/2021 11:11 AM | Anonymous

    https://siarchives.si.edu/history/tale-two-sisters

    The Caxton Club joins other Stewards of the Hungerford Deed and recognizes the Smithsonian Institution’s 175th anniversary.

    The Hungerford Deed, 1787

  • 08/25/2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/blog/enchanting-pop-book-celebrating-weird-tales-heads-auction

    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

  • 08/10/2021 3:26 PM | Anonymous

    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.

  • 07/12/2021 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    The William Morris Society in the United States organized online exhibitions, programs, and videos for International Kelmscott Press Day. Caxtonians Jill GageCait Coker, and Caroline Szylowicz spoke on video. See more at links.

  • 07/09/2021 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    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.

  • 06/25/2021 1:45 PM | Anonymous


    In Celebration of International Kelmscott Press Day, June 26

    Video presentation by Caxtonian, Jill Gage:
    The Kelmscott Press at the Newberry Library
    https://youtu.be/OMHV2KPyaQQ
    Sponsored by the Caxton Club

    Information and more programs at https://morrissociety.org/wmsus/events/international-kelmscott-press-day/

  • 06/10/2021 3:08 PM | Anonymous

    In 2020, the Caxton Club made an award to the Newberry Library for the purchase of a work by a Caxton Club grant winner not represented in the Newberry’s collection. We’re pleased to announce that Mardy Sears’ Gules has been acquired by the Newberry using the award. 

    Mardy Sears: "Gules, meaning reddish, begins with a quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, 'On a field sable, the letter 'A' gules.' I was motivated by the novel and by life events to create an artist book with the theme of adultery. The concept of this limited edition artist book marries text, taken from the answers to a questionnaire I drafted about thoughts regarding adultery, with photos of subjects wearing an embroidered scarlet letter. In order to capture precise expressions I used a photo transfer process to print the image onto linoleum blocks for carving. Both block-printed images and letterpress text are bound into separate books and hinged together in a dos-à-dos binding with oak covers."



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