The Book Club of California is a nonprofit, member and donor-supported organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the book and the book arts, oftentimes with a focus on the literature and history of California and the West.

The Book Club publishes limited edition books, a scholarly journal, and Keepsakes. We host a year-round series of exhibitions and programs like this one - on topics including fine printing, design, typography, bookbinding, collecting, and more.

If you are not a member or if your membership has lapsed - and you are interested in what we do - please consider joining our century-long tradition. Membership dues are modest; the benefits are many. We simply cannot do what we do without the support of our members.

Visit our website at BCCBOOKS.ORG to join or donate to the Book Club of California.

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Dangerous as Daughters


Five Trees Press was founded in San Francisco in 1973 by Kathleen Walkup, Jaime Robles, and Cheryl Miller. The press focused on printing the work of…

Poetry at the Edge


Carolee Campbell's interest in the book arts grew from her work as a photographer, first binding her photographs into books and then studying…

The Helmsman

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Martha Jane Bissell was a highly trained bookbinder when she married Robert Grabhorn in 1932, and following their marriage she took up printing. In…