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[Frank J. Piehl Caxton Club history book bindings photos by Robert McCamant]

Time to Say Good-bye …

Three exquisite bindings of the Caxton Club history were created to mark the Club’s 120th Anniversary, while celebrating bookbinders and their craft. But now, alas, it’s time to say good-bye – or perhaps “good buy” – to these beautifully crafted volumes, bound by Sam Feinstein, Karen Hanmer, and Scott Kellar.

You can make your bids for these masterpieces at

The Great Caxton Bookbinding Auction

Wednesday, March 9, Towner Lounge of the Newberry Library

5:30 to 7 pm

Admission: $10 includes one drink coupon. (Additional drink $5.)
Bar and light hors d’oeuvres.
Lift a toast to these unique and beautiful expressions of art and history.
And feel free to: Buy a bound volume for your personal collection; or form a team and buy for a special library or club – maybe even the Caxton Club!

RSVP to Dan Crawford at caxtonclub@newberry.org.

Auction Details: Bindings will be available for preview on March 2 from 2-4 pm at the Newberry Library. See front desk for room assignment. There is a reserve for each binding of $750. No bids under the minimum will be accepted. Written bids may be submitted to Dan Crawford. Bids must indicate the bidder’s name, contact information, the specific binding being bid upon, and the bid amount. All written bids must be received by Dan Crawford by 5 pm, Tuesday, March 8. Buyer bears all delivery costs. The bindings will not be delivered until full payment is processed.