Health Safety Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The safety and well-being of our members, visitors, and staff continues to be our primary focus. In an effort to encourage social distancing to halt the spread of the coronavirus, we have made the decision to temporarily close our club rooms and cancel programs and events.

The club rooms are currently closed. Public events, exhibitions, and meetings at the Book Club are cancelled for the time being.

Many of our staff will be working remotely so please contact them by email or phone. Staff contact information can be found on our website.



Welcome to the Book Club of California, a non-profit, membership-based organization founded in 1912. The club supports book making, fine printing, design, typography, illustration, literature, and scholarship through a dynamic series of publications, public programs, and exhibitions related to the history and literature of California and the West.


Our membership is made up of a diverse and vital community united by a love of fine books and the marriage of content and craft. BCC members include printers, binders, typographers, historians, librarians, curators, collectors, readers, and scholars from California and around the world. If you are interested in joining the Book Club, please click here.


We print limited edition and letterpress publications collected by individuals, libraries, and institutions around the world, and host dynamic programs and exhibitions that offer insight into publishing, printing, literature, and the history of California and the West.  Our special collections library is full of noteworthy fine press books and ephemera from the region, as well as reference materials on printing history and book arts.


We are located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, 
just blocks from Union Square. Please visit our comfortable clubrooms, handsome gallery space, and remarkable special collections library on the fifth floor of the World Affairs Council building at 312 Sutter Street. Directions and hours may be found here. You can find us on Facebook here.

BCC Publications

Click here to view a slideshow of BCC publications.

Club Rooms

Click here to view a slideshow of the BCC Clubrooms.

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