Brooker Prize for Book Collecting

T. Kimball Brooker Prize for Undergraduate Book Collecting

The University of Chicago Library is pleased to sponsor the T. Kimball Brooker Prize for undergraduate book collecting. Mr. Brooker (PhD'96) established the Prize to foster a love of the book and to encourage book collecting among undergraduates.

Who may enter?

Second- and fourth-year students at the University of Chicago.

What is awarded?

$1,000 to a second-year student

$2,000 to a fourth-year student

Additionally, each winner will receive a one-year membership to the Caxton Club, including a subscription to the monthly Caxtonian and access to all Caxton Club events and meetings; a copy of Other People’s Books: Association Copies and the Stories They Tell; and two complimentary passes for Caxton lunch or dinner meetings of the winner's choosing.

How do I apply?

The 2018 application can be found on the Brooker Prize Application page.

Applications are due March 16, 2018 to

Who are the judges?

The panel of judges includes faculty and librarians, as well as representatives of the book trade, the Library Society, and the University of Chicago Press.

Where can I find more information?

General information and policies are available on the Brooker Prize Information page.