The Caxton Club brings together a diversified group of authors, binders, collectors, conservators, dealers, designers, editors, librarians, publishers, scholars, and other interested individuals; into a community who share a love of books and provides them a forum to learn about their history, production, and preservation; to heighten their appreciation of outstanding content, design and production; and to share in the joys of fine books.

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Upcoming Caxton events

    • 10/09/2020
    • 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • 10/09/2020 | 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    October Daytime Program

    Recipe for a diverting autumn hour. Take one energetic professor in the University of Illinois School of Information Sciences whose research interests include manuscript studies and book history. Liberally sprinkle in resources from a library that includes some 14 million items. Gently fold in her work examining the page as a dynamic interface in scrolls, tablets, and codices from the Middle Ages on. Serve fresh with a generous side of illustrations. That is what will be served up for our October daytime event, as Dr. Bonnie Mak joins us to open a cabinet of diverting curiosities. As the date draws nearer and the cabinet swings open, watch your email for even more hints about the wonders that await inside!

    The presentation is free, but advance registration by 10/07/20 is required for delivery of the Zoom instructions.

    All Daytime Programs will begin at 12:30 PM CT via Zoom. The events will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following those presentations.

    • 10/21/2020
    • 6:30 PM (CDT)
    • 10/21/2020 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.
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    October Evening Program

    This event is jointly sponsored by fellow FABS member, the William Morris Society of America. 

    Emery Walker was a major, yet shadowy figure in the worlds of printing, typography, and graphic design. Walker’s contributions, including work with William Morris’s Kelmscott Press and Walker’s own Dove Press, helped determine the design ethos of the twentieth century and beyond. Simon Loxley’s most recent book brings forth Walker’s life and career in all its dimensions. Simon is himself a graphic designer and author of numerous books on typography and design history, and he designed and edited Ultrabold, the journal of London’s St Bride Library. In 2017 he was the recipient of a Research Fellowship of the Humanities from the Harry Ransom Center, which holds an extensive Emery Walker archive.

    Copies of Emery Walker: Arts, crafts, and a world in motion, with a signed bookplate for the occasion, will be available for the first 20 who order on the Caxton Club site for $60.00, which includes tax and shipping. All books purchased through the Caxton Club site will require credit card payment prior to shipment. Additional books with signed plates will be available through October 25 at Oak Knoll www.oakknoll.com using the discount code LOXLEY20.

    The presentation is free, but advance registration by 10/19/20 is required for delivery of the Zoom instructions.

    All Evening Programs will begin at 6:30 PM CT via Zoom. The events will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following those presentations.


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