Becoming a member of the Book Club of California is easy! Just click on the Join button below and follow the prompts in our membership store. 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 Quarterly, our newsletter published exclusively for members.

Membership becomes effective immediately and will expire one year from the date payment is received.


Members enjoy…

    • Invitation to all in-person and online public events and exhibitions, members-only events, and discounts on ticketed programs
    • Admission to members-only hospitality at all Book Club of California programs and events, as available
    • Special invitation to members-only Virtual Community Meetings — bibliophilic and bookish conversations held remotely
    • Access to special content including the library of audio and video recordings for Book Club of California programs as part of ‘BCC@Home’ – an online members-only portal
    • Subscription to ‘From the Librarian’ – the members-only monthly electronic newsletter about the Book Club’s Albert Sperisen Library
    • Subscription to the Quarterly, the Book Club of California’s letterpress-printed newsletter and journal of scholarly articles
    • Complimentary copy of the Book Club of California’s award-winning keepsake
    • 10-15% pre-publication discount on all forthcoming Book Club of California publications
    • Book Club of California membership card
    • Printed ephemera: invitations, book prospectuses, memorial keepsakes, and more

Institutional members will also be featured on our Institutional Members page and the Fine Books, Fine People membership honor roll in the club rooms.

At the Sustaining Level, you will receive all of the above plus:

    • Collectible enamel pin, available only to Book Club of California members at the Sustaining Level and above

At the Patron Level, you will receive all of the above plus:

    • Priority access guaranteed at Book Club of California in-person and online events and programs
    • Invitation to our Annual “Patron Plus” recognition event

At the Sponsor Level, you will receive all of the above plus:

At the Benefactor Level, you will receive all of the above plus:

    • 25% discount off all Book Club of California publications

Student memberships 

Currently enrolled students, regardless of major or concentration, can receive a 1-year student level membership.

Click here for more information and to apply for student membership.

Questions? Call (415) 781-7532 ext.2 or email

Make Me a Standing Order Subscriber!

By agreeing to purchase all forthcoming Book Club publications after joining, Standing Order subscribers 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. Simply choose the Standing Order add-on when selecting your membership.

For your tax records:
Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by the law.
The Book Club of California Federal Tax ID is 46-2954746.

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