Upcoming Events

The Book Club of California is offering in-person and online programs and activities. Hybrid events with in-person attendance and a streaming element are also held.

In-person programs without a virtual component may be recorded for online viewing on our YouTube Channel after the event.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and take place at the Book Club of California located at 312 Sutter Street, Suite 500 in San Francisco.

Please refer to the description under each event.

Email programs@bccbooks.org for any questions, or call (415) 781-7532 ext. 2. 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.


The Surprising Legacy of Alice Parsons Millard: Antiquarian Bookseller & Champion of Beauty and Taste

Monday, December 12, 2022, 6-7:15 PM (Pacific) | In-Person & Virtual Presentation
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 6-7:15 PM (Pacific) | In-Person Presentation

** The Fourth Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West **

Book trade historian Charles Nelson Johnson provides a fresh look at lesser-known Southern California antiquarian bookseller Alice Parsons Millard (1873-1938)—a role she inherited as much as chose—and her activities as she courageously maneuvered her way through the decidedly male dominated trade in 1920s-1930s Europe and the United States; her personal challenges, creative business innovations and impact on numerous high profile clients, and her surprising California legacy.

An in-person and virtual presentation by Charles Nelson Johnson, author, historical consultant, and retired research librarian.

Click here to REGISTER to attend the virtual presentation on Zoom on December 12

Click here to REGISTER to attend in-person at the Book Club in San Francisco, CA on December 12

Click here to REGISTER to attend in-person at the Blinn House in Pasadena, CA on December 14

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