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December Dinner

Wednesday, December 17, Newberry Library

“Our Annual Holiday Revels including a Fund-raising Auction of Things Bookish”

Join our festive holiday Revels with song, the camaraderie of your fellow booklovers, libations, and our own Tom Joyce as our live auction host. The evening will feature drinks, dinner, music and the chance to find out what Caxtonians have had on their shelves as we bid for silent and live auction items. Bring a guest and you will be entered in a drawing for a free Caxton dinner.

Contact Dan Crawford at the Newberry to make arrangements to drop off your auction items. Early submissions allow Dan the best chance to list your item in the Revels catalog, but items are accepted until December 17.

Join us at our annual Revels. Reservations required. Don’t miss the fun.

View the auction catalog (PDF).

December dinner: Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street. Timing: spirits and silent auction at 5:00, dinner at 6:00, followed by live auction and enter- tainment. Dinner, which includes wine, is $50, pre-dinner drinks are $5. For reservations, which are required, call 312-255-3710 or e-mail caxtonclub@newberry.org. Please reserve by noon Friday for Wednesday. Because we will be using pre-ordered catering, cancellations not received before 5 pm December 12 may require payment.

January Luncheon

Take a person with a private press, a papermaking enterprise, a body of great book design, and a devilish wit. Add a speaker named Dempsey to tell his story, and you’ve got a knockout January luncheon. You’ll want to be ringside January 9 for this lavishly illustrated talk about the versatile Walter Hamady!

January Dinner

We’ll meet January 21 at the Union League Club for Paul Gehl of the Newberry Library on “Collecting Type on the Page: Americans Collect Printing History 1900-1950.” Changed order: drinks at 5, talk at 6, with dinner to follow.

February Luncheon

On Friday, February 13, Arthur Frank, Caxtonian and proprietor of Round Table Books (Winnetka), will send us an early valentine by describing and illustrating three loves of his life: Malory’s Morte d’Arthur, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, and the world’s first book using the nature-printing process, Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland.