M. Sylvia Castle has been fascinated with material culture since her first job at an antique store. While training as a doll surgeon, she used her time there learn everything she could about all the things in the shop-from jewelry to furniture.
She is employed at Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. She has been called “the glue that holds the place together.” Among her other vocations are publishing, photography, window dresser, textile librarian, caterer, costume mistress and supernumerary.
She has exhibited at The Uptown Arts Center, Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Cultural Center. She recently spoke about Carl Sandburg at Chicago’s Cliff Dweller’s club.
Additionally, she has a long-standing interest in the arts. She loves decorative arts especially, architecture and fashion history, too. A lover of all things Chicago, she is currently obsessed with modernism. She serves on the board of the MWABA and volunteers for ZeroLandfillChicago.