The Caxton Club brings together archivists, authors, binders, book artists, booksellers, collectors, conservators, designers, editors, librarians, printers, publishers, scholars, and others. Members from these diverse backgrounds form a community that shares a love of printed, handwritten, and digital books and related textual objects, such as pamphlets, broadsides, maps, and ephemera. The club provides a forum to learn about the arts, history, and technologies of these materials, as well as a space to share the joys of appreciating and collecting them.

BOOK LAUNCH. DR. RONALD BAILEY, CLAUDETTE HUNT, CAXTONIAN DR. IRVIN HUNT, JACKIE VOSSLER, AND DR. DESIRÉE MCMILLION
CAXTONIAN.ORG: A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE ONLINE ARCHIVE OF THE FIRST 21 YEARS OF THE CAXTONIAN.
GRANTS: 2019–20 grant recipients: Meha Rey, Yann Trividic, Sara Jensen, Kathie DeLamater, and Annabel Pinkney.
PUBLICATIONS: The club has published 153 formal publications and other printed pieces in its 125+ years.
CHICAGO 101 AUTHORS: Each of the 101 titles is the focus of an essay by a leading scholar, writer, or bibliophile.
MELLON FELLOWS: Each year the club provides copies of Other People’s Books to Mellon Fellows at Rare Book School.

Caxton Members: Submit your item to our online exhibit, Caxtonians’ Collections.
Exhibit is open to all.



Upcoming Caxton events

Caxton Club programs will resume with a second Friday daytime program at 12:30 PM CT, and a third Wednesday evening program at 6:30 PM CT beginning in September. All Fall Caxton Club events will be virtual/online. This decision is to ensure the safety of our members and speakers during the COVID-19 health emergency. The events will consist of quality Zoom presentations with real-time Q&A features immediately following those presentations. All programs will require advance registration on the club’s website so that Zoom instructions can be sent before the program. As usual, we will record all programs and make them available for viewing in the Past Programs section of our website’s Members Only section.

Daytime Programs

  • No upcoming events

Evening Programs

  • No upcoming events

Thornwillow Press Centennial Reading of James Joyce’s ULYSSES

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PO Box 2329,
Chicago IL 60604-9997


Tel: +1 (312) 970-1294
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