Meetings and Speakers Schedule
Thursday, December 3 — Caxton On The Move to the Art Institute
“Ancient Sculpture, Early Prints, Wreathed Lions and a Dionysian Feast!” (PDF)
Caxton On the Move Event
Monday, September 28 2015
Treasures Of The Maclean Collection
Caxton Club members will be treated to a guided tour of the MacLean
Collection, which includes rare manuscripts, maps, lavish books, and
ceramics These treasures have originated from all parts of the world, from
ancient Tibet to the studios of modern-day book artists. Portions of this
collection have appeared at such major museums as the Art Institute of
Chicago, the V & A, and the Metropolitan in New York.
Because we anticipate that many members will not want to drive to
Lake Forest, we have arranged for a bus. It will depart from the Newberry
Library promptly at 3:45 PM and return by 8:00 PM.
Bus transport, tour, buffet dinner and wine with our hosts: $60.00 per
For those driving to this event (map will be provided): $35.00 per person
Reservations are required by no later than september 21.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 312-266-8825.
Caxton On the Move Event
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Caxton On The Move joins Arts on Elston for the Gala Opening of Words/Matter
The evening will feature
a panel discussion
on “Book Arts – Chicago”
with panelists Melissa
Jay Craig, Shawn Sheehy,
Marnie Galloway and
Jennifer Farrell. Enjoy an
exhibition of their work
with the work of other
young Chicago book
artists including some
recent Caxton grant recipients. A wonderful chance
to meet Chicago book
artists and, with them,
explore their work.
Location: 3446 N.
Albany. Corner of Albany
and Elston. Street parking
Time: 6 – 8 PM.
Reception includes hors
d’oeuvres and wine.
Cost: $20 per person.
Reservations by October 2, 2015 to email@example.com
Book art from top Melissa Jay Craig
and Shawn Sheehy.
2015 Symposium on the Book
“Preserving the Evidence:
The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation”
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Our annual Symposium returns to the Newberry this year, as it does in all odd-numbered years. This time, the topic is “The Ethics of Book and Paper Conservation,” and the speakers include Jeanne Drewes of the Library of Congress, Marcia Reed of the Getty Research Institute, and Michele Cloonan of Simmons College. A concluding panel includes Bruce McKittrick, Paul Ruxin, Scott Kellar, and Russ Maki. Saturday (April 18) is without charge and open to the public, no reservations required, though if you wish a box lunch (instead of going out to lunch) you will need to reserve.
For those who can spare time on Friday, there are two additional opportunities: an all-day bus tour will take you to see conservation in action at the Art Institute, the University of Chicago Library, and Graphic Conservation Company. The day will cost $68 and requires reservations. Then on Friday evening, there will be a social hour and dinner at the Newberry Library (including a tour of the Newberry’s conservation facilities) for $60. Reservations are required by Monday, April 13.
The Caxton Club, the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and the Cliff Dwellers are joining forces to support the worldwide celebration of: UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, 2015. Event details (PDF)
Caxton on the Move: Iowa City, Thursday, April 30, 2015 through Saturday, May 2, 2015
See page 11 of the April 2015 Caxtonian for details.
Nicholas A. Basbanes lecture, “On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History,” Monday, March 31, 6 pm
2014 Symposium on the Book, “Bibliography, Collections & the History of Science,” Saturday, April 26th, in Madison, Wisconsin
The 2013 Caxton Club / Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:"Outsiders: Zines, Samizdat, and Alternative Publishing,”
The 2011 Caxton Club / Newberry Library Symposium on the Book: Other People's Books: Collecting Association Copies
2009 Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:
Pillage, Punishment, and Provenance: Books as Victims of Crime
2008 Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:
Rare Books and The Common Good: American Perspectives
2007 Caxton Club/Newberry Library Symposium on the Book:
Remodeling the Tower of Babel: The Translator's Role in a Shrinking World