Upcoming Events

*Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Book Club of California and are free and open to the public. Please refer to the description under each event.

Email programs@bccbooks.org for any questions, or call (415) 781-7532 ext. 3

Black Joy and Resistance
Monday, February 24, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

What can be deemed as a visual representation of Maya Angelou’s, “And Still We Rise,” through her camera lens, Adreinne Waheed’s Black Joy & Resistance masterfully captures, “The Souls of Black Folks,” and the majesty that flows outward when we tap into our true authentic selves.  Black Joy & Resistance chronicles this resistance and celebrates all that is joyous and magical about the culture that binds people of color throughout the diaspora.

An illustrated talk by Adreinne Waheed, photographer, photo editor, and visual artist

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From the Editor: The Selected Writings of Sandra Kirshenbaum
Monday, March 09, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

A launch party for the Book Club’s 240th publication with remarks by Russell Maret, editor, letter designer, and letterpress printer

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Field Trip: Tournament House & Wrigley Gardens
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
A Southern California Program

A guided tour of the Tournament House, the iconic Southern California landmark and headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses. Viewing of archival photos and ephemera from past Rose Parades and Rose Bowl Games.

Ticketed Event. More Information to come.

*At Tournament House& Wrigley Gardens, 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105

Fifty years from Wisconsin to Nepal through the eyes of Quelquefois Press
Monday, March 16, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Mary Risala Laird, printer, book artist, and teacher

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Celebrating Florence S. Walter
Monday, March 23, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An evening in celebration of the pioneering American Bookbinder with remarks by family members and the creative team behind the recently published tribute.

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Twenty-Five Hours in a Day: The Life of Jo Mora
Monday, March 30, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Peter Hiller, author, historian, and curator for the Jo Mora Trust Collection

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The Oscar Lewis Awards
Monday, April 06, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

More information to come.

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The 2020 Book Arts Students Showcase
Monday, April 13, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:30 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:30 PM
Program 6:00 PM

A pop-up exhibition of work and presentations by selected students enrolled in Bay Area book arts programs

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A History of the Menu as a Literary Document
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 5:30-7:30 PM
A Southern California Program

Hospitality at 5:30 PM | Presentation at 6:00 PM

A talk by Ted Gioia, writer and critic

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

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Bay Area Coffee: A Stimulating History
Monday, April 20, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Monika Trobits, researcher, historian, and author

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Three Tales of Iconic San Francisco Foods and the American Dreamers Behind Them
Monday, April 27, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Laura Borrman, Writer, and editor

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Gutenberg’s World: The Rise of a New Technology in 15th century Mainz
Monday, May 04, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Alix Christie, novelist, printer, and journalist

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The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript from Genocide to Justice
Monday, May 11, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Heghnar Watenpaugh, Ph.D., author and professor of art history at the University of California, Davis

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Visual Poetry
Monday, May 18, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:30 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:30 PM
Program 5:30-7:00 PM

An exhibition related talk by Elizabeth Newsom, librarian, Book Club of California

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Shimmer of Joy: One Hundred Children’s Picture Books in America
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 5:30-7:30 PM
A Southern California Program

Hospitality at 5:30 PM | Presentation at 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Chris Loker, author

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

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How Do I Value My Collection?
Monday, June 1, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

A panel discussion with book collection and booksellers

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An Evening in the Library: A Harmless Drudge, a Pestilent Fellow: Lexicographers and Their Dictionaries
Monday, June 8, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

A members-only talk by Elizabeth Newsom, librarian, Book Club of California
Limited seating. Reservations required.

More information to come

Landscapes and Landmarks of the Great Central Valley
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5:30-7:30 PM
A Southern California Program

Hospitality at 5:30 PM | Presentation at 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Pat Hunter, artist, and Janice Stevens, author

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

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Book Club of California: In Conversation With
Monday, June 15, 2020, 5-7 PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

A conversation with the Hon. Bruce James, the 24th Public Printer of the United States and Director of the United States Government Printing Office (Ret.)

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Field Trip: Arion Press and M&H Type
Friday, June 19, 2020, 10 AM- 2 PM

A members-only field trip to Arion Press and M&H Type with a tour of the historic press and type foundry, Q&A with the production staff, and a hands-on printing activity. Ticketed event.

*At Arion Press, 1802 Hays Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

More information to come.

Inkworks Press Collective: Printing for the People!
Monday, June 29, 2020, 5PM -7PM

Members-only hospitality 5:00-5:45 PM
Non-member and general admission 5:45 PM
Program 6:00 PM

An illustrated talk by Grend Löfkvist, letter-press printer, teacher, and education director

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