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Upcoming Events

The Fifth Annual Bay Area Books Arts Student Showcase
Monday, April 16, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

We are proud to announce our fifth annual pop-up exhibition of work and presentations by select students enrolled in Bay Area book arts programs. This year’s participants include students:

Roxanne Moreno of City College of San Francisco
Sophia Mena-Bell of Mills College
Juan Pablo Ayala of San Francisco Art Institute
Zeke Bogusky of California College of the Arts

To RSVP, please complete this form.

California Wine: Past, Present, and Future
Monday, April 23, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

A little over an hour northeast of San Francisco, in Shields Library of the University of California Davis, is the finest grape and wine collection of books, pamphlets, maps, archives and papers in the world. Join Axel Borg, Wine Bibliographer, and Amy Azzarito, Assistant Director of Online Strategy, as they highlight some of the unique items in the collection and discuss how the University Library is making the physical collections useable in new and innovative ways as we bridge the physical and digital libraries.

A talk by Axel Borg, wine and food science bibliographer, and Amy Azzarito, assistant director of online strategy, UC Davis Library.

To RSVP, please complete this form.

Spoken Word: A Celebration of National Poetry Month
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Reading at 5:30 PM

National Poetry Month, which takes place each April, was introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets to raise awareness and increase appreciation of poetry in the United States. This year the Book Club will support this effort by inviting local poets to read their original works as part of our open mic celebration of National Poetry Month on Wednesday, April 25 from 5:00-7:00pm.

Join us for an evening of readings by amateur and professional poets and spoken word artists!

A sign-up sheet will be available at the start of the event for those interested in reading. Readers will be able to share up to 2 poems and limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. Readers will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Let us know you’re coming by completing this form!

Exhibition Opening: Henry Evans, the Porpoise Bookshop and the Peregrine Press (1948-1964)
Monday, May 7, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Remarks at 6 PM

A retrospective look at the unique and delightful work of one of California’s pioneering small press printers and booksellers, Henry Evans. Together with his wife Patricia and daughter Judith, Evans produced some of the most endearing letterpress publications of the 1950s, and his work was singularly influential on California’s small press movement of the 1960s and 70s.

Remarks by curator John Crichton, proprietor, Brick Row Book Shop. Details to come.

The Second Annual Next Generation Printers Showcase
Monday, May 14, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

A presentation and pop-up exhibition of work by emerging Bay Area fine printers.

Yosemite People
Monday, May 21, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

Described as street photography in the wilderness, Yosemite People is a photography project and book by Jonas Kulikauskas. Carol McCusker, curator of photography at the Harn Museum of Art, describes the project best: “For the first time, a photographer is entering Yosemite as the WPA documentary photographers of the 1930s might, with a shifted priority on people rather than on nature.” The evening will also feature a small pop-up exhibition of photographs.

An illustrated talk and pop-up exhibition by Jonas Kulikauskas, artist and photographer.

Driven into Paradise? Lion Feuchtwanger and other German-speaking Exiles in Los Angeles, 1933-1945
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6–8 PM

Hospitality at 6 PM | Presentation at 7 PM

An illustrated talk by Michaela Ullmann, Exile Studies Librarian, University of Southern California Department of Special Collections.

At the Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

Charmain London

Smiling into Ruin: the Creative Life of Charmian Kittredge London
Monday, June 4, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

A talk by Iris Jamahl Dunkle, author and poet laureate of Sonoma County. Details to come.

Evening in the Library: Arnold Fawcus and the Trianon Press: a San Francisco Story
Monday, June 11, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 5:30 PM

A members-only talk by John Windle, proprietor, John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller. Details to come.

Field Trip: Sutro Library and the SFSU Historic Collections & Frank V. de Bellis Collection
Friday, June 15, 2018, 10 AM–2 PM

A members-only field trip led by Sutro and San Francisco State University librarians. Ticketed event.

Revenants: the Memories of Books
Monday, June 25, 2018, 5–7 PM

Hospitality at 5 PM | Presentation at 6 PM

An illustrated talk by Meredith Miller, artist and senior photographer at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Libraryuthor and journalist. Details to come.


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