Thursday / April 11, 2019 / 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image

The Cliff Dwellers, 200 South Michigan Avenue, 22nd floor, Chicago

Chicago by the Book: 101 Publications That Shaped the City and Its Image profiles 101 landmark publications about Chicago from the past 170 years that have helped define the city and its image. A number of selections relate directly to architecture. Each title—carefully selected by the Caxton Club, a venerable Chicago bibliophilic organization—is the focus of an illustrated essay by a leading scholar, writer, or bibliophile. Read more here. Books will be for sale this this event.


  • Pauline Saliga, Executive Director, Society of Architectural Historians
  • Alice D. Schreyer, Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services, Newberry Library
  • Susan F. Rossen, editor of Chicago by the Book


  • Cocktails:                  Cash bar opens at 4:30 pm
  • Free Program:           Begins at 6:15 pm
  • Dinner:                      Available after the program, a la carte. Guests pay for themselves; club members charge to their house account.

After the program, a $35 buffet will be available, subject to the number of reservations. Otherwise, the regular a la carte menu will be served. Reservations at or call 312-922-8080. Discount parking is available after 4:00 at the garage located at 17 East Adams Street (enter on Adams between Wabash and State). Ask for a discount coupon at the club's check-in desk.


Sponsored By

The Cliff Dwellers, Society of Architectural Historians, Friends of Downtown, and AIA Chicago

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