Upcoming Events

 

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Exhibition Opening: A Circle of Friends: Ward Ritchie, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Gloria Stuart
January 26, 2015, 5-7 pm

With a talk by Henry Snyder, BCC librarian and exhibition curator.

More information available here.

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The Book Club of California at the 48th California International Antiquarian Book Fair
February 6-8, 2015

This event is being held in conjunction with Rare Book Week West.

More information about the book fair is available here.

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A City Built on Books: Pedro de Mendoza and the Founding of Buenos Aires. An Illustrated Talk by Alberto Manguel
Monday, February 9, 2015, 5-7 pm

This event is being held in conjunction with Rare Book Week West.

In 1536, Pedro de Mendoza arrived in South America and founded a city on the banks of a wide and muddy river. Mendoza named the city Nuestra Señora Santa María del Buen Ayre, a name that the centuries would abbreviate to Buenos Aires. Five years later, due to the resistance of the natives and Mendoza’s own shortcomings, the city was abandoned, to be founded again in 1580 by Juan de Garay. Mendoza had brought with him a small collection of books that in a secret way define perhaps the city that he had imagined. Perhaps all cities are founded with a library in mind.

Alberto Manguel was born in Buenos Aires in 1948 and is now a Canadian citizen. He is the author of A History of Reading and The Library at Night. His latest book is Curiosity, to be published in March 2015 by Yale University Press.

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The Book Club of California at CODEX V
February 8-11, 2015

This event is being held in conjunction with Rare Book Week West.

More information about the book fair is available here.

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Poetry at the Edge: Five Contemporary California Poets. Publication party at the Gamble House, Pasadena
Monday, March 9, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

The Book Club of California’s publication number 233 features poems by Joseph Stroud, Kay Ryan, Gary Young, Martha Ronk, and Michael Hannon, and was exquisitely designed and edited by Carolee of Campbell of Ninja Press.

Join us for this Southern California publication party at the Gamble House, 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, 91103. More information about the Gamble House is available here.

Click here for more information about the book, and to order it.

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In the Library: A Circle of Friends. A showing of books by and about Ward Ritchie, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Gloria Stuart
Monday, March 23, 2015, 5-7 pm

In conjunction with our winter/spring 2015 exhibition, A Circle of Friends: Ward Ritchie, Lawrence Clark Powell, and Gloria Stuart

Space is limited. RSVP to georgie@bccbooks.org

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The 2015 Oscar Lewis Awards
Monday, March 30, 2015, 5-7 pm

The Oscar Lewis Awards recognize contributions to Western History and the Book Arts. They were established by the Book Club of California in 1994 in honor of Oscar Lewis (1893-1992), San Francisco author, historian, and club secretary from 1921-1946.

The recipients of the 2015 Oscar Lewis Awards will be announced soon! In the meantime, please click here for more information about the awards and a list of past recipients.

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