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.


Upcoming Caxton events

    • 02/03/2021
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 2/3/2021 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.

    February Evening Program

    The Caxton Club, Chicago Art Deco Society, and the Union League Club of Chicago Library will team up to present a conversation with Michelangelo Sabatino and Susan S. Benjamin — on their recently published Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929–75 — moderated by Pauline Saliga.

    Famed as the birthplace of that icon of twentieth-century architecture, the skyscraper, Chicago also cultivated a more humble but no less consequential form of modernism — the private residence. Modern in the Middle explores the substantial yet overlooked role that Chicago and its suburbs played in the development of the twentieth century single-family home, examining the multifaceted history of modern domestic architecture, which began on the eve of the Great Depression through to the mid-1970s. In a city often associated with the outsize reputations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the examples discussed in this generously illustrated book expand and enrich the story of the region’s built environment.

    Buy the book at and receive 20% off purchase using code SPRING21 at checkout.

    • 02/09/2021
    • 6:30 PM (CST)
    • 2/09/2021 | 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM ET via Zoom. Advance registration required via website.

    February Evening Program

    Co-sponsored with the Union League Club of Chicago

    Marcia Walker-McWilliams  

    The presentation by Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director - Black Metropolis Research Consortium, will include a brief overview of the consortium's history and its major initiatives and programs. A significant portion of the presentation will engage the BMRC's Summer Short-term Fellowship program and efforts to provide opportunities for scholars of African American history and culture to produce works that engage and share new narratives of Black Chicago.

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