The BCC Centennial Traveling Exhibition

Pressing Forward:
The Book Club of California at 100

This Centennial exhibition tells the story of the past one hundred years of The Book Club through the Club’s exquisitely designed and beautifully produced books, keepsakes, and ephemera. The exhibition was coordinated by BCC member Mary Manning, with the assistance of BCC member John McBride and BCC member and Club Librarian Barbara Land. It opened at Santa Clara University in January, 2012, and continues to travel throughout California and the west. Please see below for the traveling exhibition schedule.


If you are affiliated with a library or institution interested in hosting the exhibition, please email Mary Manning at

Traveling Exhibition Schedule

January 16-March 31, 2012
Santa Clara University Library, Special Collections
Santa Clara, CA
Site Curator: Mary Kenney, Assistant Archivist for the California Jesuit Province Archives at Santa Clara University

April-May 2012
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Kennedy Library
San Luis Obispo, CA
Site Curator: Catherine Trujillo, Special Collections
Exhibition Opening: April 5, 5-7 pm with special guest Tom Killion

June-July 2012
A.K. Smiley Public Library
Redlands, CA
Site Curator: Larry Burgess

September 24-December 31, 2012
The Book Club of California
San Francisco, CA
Site Curator: Mary Manning

January-March 2013
Claremont Colleges Libraries
Claremont, CA

More exhibition sites in 2013.

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