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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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    • 07/03/2019
    • 07/31/2019

    The Caxton Club does not meet in July and August.  However, September programs are already being planned and will be posted soon.

    • 09/13/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

    Your luncheon team confesses that they were unaware of a literary globetrotter named Mary Hastings Bradley, Smith ‘05. Somehow they had managed to miss the four (collectible) namedropping novelettes she had written about Chicago. Didn’t know that she’d been a WWII correspondent who had reported on women serving in the European theater. Hadn’t been aware that as the war ended she had seen and written about the horrors of concentration camps. Did not realize that she had written revealing travel books about Egypt and the Belgian Congo — some of which inspired films. Missed completely that she composed noted short stories and published a number of mysteries. Failed to notice that many of her works are still in print nearly a century after they were first published.

    Whether you are similarly situated or are a Mary Hasting Bradley fan, you are sure to enjoy Peggy Glowacki’s wonderfully illustrated talk about this remarkable traveler and writer. Glowacki is a popular instructor and Special Collections librarian at UIC. An accomplished speaker, she has appeared on WTTW and has been featured in the local press. Reserve today!

    September 13 Luncheon: Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard. Buffet opens at 11:30 am; program 12:30-1:30. Luncheon is just $35. Program free but please let us know you’re coming. Reservations or cancellations for lunch by noon Wednesday the week of the luncheon. Reserve at, call 312-255-3710, or e-mail .


c/o The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL  60610

Tel: +1 (312) 255-3710