Since its founding in 1912, the Book Club of California has held to its commitment to promote and foster the art of the book, and this exhibition traces the evolution of that endeavor. On view will be a selection of books that likely would have been on display at the original PPIE—a snapshot of the book arts in San Francisco during the early twentieth century. The exhibition will also feature a century’s worth of items that each in its way relates to the history of our Club and its evolution as a haven for the appreciation of fine printing, binding, typography, illustration, literature, bibliography, and the history of the book in California and the West. All the books on display are drawn from the collections of the Book Club of California.
For more information on the exhibition opening and the PPIE talk by Laura Ackley, click here.