Press & Recognition

SELECTED PRESS

2016

KALW
Written on the Dock of the Bay, Holly McDede, March 14, 2016

San Jose Mercury News
San Francisco’s Best-Kept Secret: The Book Club of California
, Angela Hill, March 10, 2016

2015

The San Francisco Chronicle
In Defense of Ernest and Esther Born’s ‘Big Dream’ for S.F., Nicholas Olsberg, December 29, 2015

Print Magazine
Weekend Heller: It’s Never Too Late, Steven Heller, December 25, 2015

Collector’s Weekly
The War on Christmas Cards: Dead Robins, Used Paperclips, and Other Secular Greetings, Hunter Oatman-Stanford, December 23, 2015

The San Francisco Chronicle
Cover Your Ears to Mute the Sound of Christmas Celebration, Leah Garchik, December 20, 2015

San Jose Mercury News
Greetings Gone By: Vintage Christmas Cards at the Book Club of California, Angela Hill, December 17, 2015

Atlas Obscura
The Book Club of California, Eric Grundhauser, August 2015

Paul Duclos’ Cultural Currents
The Value of Random Photos vs. Those Carefully Composed, Paul Duclos, August 2015

The San Francisco Chronicle
Strolling downtown S.F. along classic, classy Sutter Street, Carl Nolte, July 2015

ZYZZYVA
A Haven for the Printed Word, Regina Marler, January 2015

2013

The Millions
Young Novelists, Old Institutions: GRANTA at the Book Club of California, Lydia Kiesling, April 2013

2012

LA Observed
William Reagh’s Long Walk Downtown and Beyond, Kevin Roderick, November 5, 2012

Smithsonian.com
The Deerstalker: Where Sherlock Holmes’ Popular Image Came From, Sarah C. Rich, July 26, 2012

KQED Arts
Far from Elementary, a Collection of Sherlock Holmes Artifacts, Sarah Hotchkiss, June 21, 2012

SF Weekly
See Ephemera from Original Sherlock Holmes Works in “You Know My Methods”, Casey Burchby, June 4, 2012

Felt & Wire
The Book Club of California Celebrates its Centennial with Style, Alyson Kuhn, December 2012

The Case of the Sherlockian Miranker,
 Alyson Kuhn, June 2012

Matthew Carter Talks Type with Patrick Coyne at the Book Club of California,
 Alyson Kuhn, February 2011

Older

The San Francisco Chronicle
Book Club of California Gala Speaks Volumes, Sam Whiting, September 2010

ABE Books
Celebrating 100 Years of the Book Club of CaliforniaRichard Davies, September 2011

SELECTED RECOGNITION

2011 Bookbuilders West Award for Jo Mora, California Cowboy and Artist by Peter Hiller.

2011 Wood Type Evolved, Experimental Letterpress in the 21st Century, September 8-December 10, 2011, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, Centennial Broadside designed by Havilah Press exhibited.

2010 Zamorano Select: Significant Books of California chosen by The Zamorano Club, Los Angeles:

  • Robert H. Becker. Disenos of California Ranchos: Maps of Thirty-Seven Land      Grants (1822-1846). San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1964.
  • _____. Designs on the Land: Disenos of California Ranchos and Their Makers. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1969.
  • Gary Kurutz. The California Gold Rush: A Descriptive Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets Covering the Years 1848-1853. San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1997.
  • On the Ambitious Projects of Russia in Regard to North West America, with Particular Reference to New Albion and New California … by an Englishman. The Book Club of California [produced at the Allen Press by Lewis and Dorothy Allen at Kentfield, California], 1955
  • The Santa Fe Trail to California, 1849-1852: The Journal and Drawings of H.M.T. Powell. San Francisco: The Book Club of California.

2009 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Catalogue Award for the Gorey Checklist.

2008 Printing Industries of Southern California (PIASC) award for California Travel Posters keepsake.

2001 Commonwealth Club, California Book Award Silver Medal, Notable Contribution to Publishing, for Splendide Californie, Claudine Chalmers.

1996 APHA institutional award for contributions to the understanding of printing history.

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