Becoming a member of the Book Club of California is easy. Just click on the membership level you are interested in below. Soon you will receive a welcome packet from us and your name will appear on our New Members list in the next issue of the Book Club of California News-Letter.

Please note that annual renewals are due by January 1 of every year. Our membership is based on the calendar year, beginning in January and ending in December. Memberships purchased in October-December will automatically be applied to the following year.


  • A dynamic, year-round series of lectures, exhibitions, and workshops
  • Access to special members-only events and reduced pricing on ticketed programs
  • Front row seating at programs and special events, when placing a reservation
  • Club hospitality in downtown San Francisco during our frequent Monday night programs
  • Free WiFi and members-only use of the clubrooms and lounge area for reading and quiet study during business hours
  • Access to the Albert Sperisen Library—our remarkable collection of books, bibliographies, and ephemera
  • A subscription to the Quarterly, a letterpress-printed collection of book-related articles and reviews, and the BCC News-Letter, a series on member and club news.
  • A complimentary copy of the Book Club of California’s award-winning Annual Keepsake
  • The opportunity to preorder all forthcoming Book Club of California publications at a 10% discount or hold a standing order subscription for a 15% discount
  • A 15 % discount on Book Club room rentals for private events (based on availability)
  • Printed ephemera: invitations, book prospectuses, exhibition checklists, memorial keepsakes, and more
  • Coming Soon: Membership directory and members-only sections of the website.

Make Me a Standing Order Subscriber!

By agreeing to purchase all BCC publications, Standing Order members are guaranteed a copy of each book and receive a 15% discount off the retail price. The ongoing support of our Standing Order subscribers ensures the success and vitality of our publications program. To become a Standing Order subscriber, look for the pop-up box after choosing a membership level below.

Membership Levels





*Please read these policies regarding Student memberships and email ( a copy of a current student I.D.


Supporting Memberships

Supporting Members play a crucial role in the ongoing success and vitality of the Book Club’s mission, and help make possible our public lectures, exhibitions, and world-renowned publications. If you appreciate these programs and activities and want to help ensure our ability to offer them to a wider public, please consider a Supporting Level Membership.




Questions? Call (415) 781-7532 or email

For your tax records:
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. The BCC Federal Tax ID is 46-2954746. In accordance with the Internal Revenue Code, the tax-deductible portion of annual membership dues is $36 for Standard, $91 for Sustaining, $191 for Patron, $441 for Sponsor, and $941 for Benefactor.

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