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The Book Club of California invites you to

The 2016 Oscar Lewis Awards

Monday, March 28, 5 - 7 p.m.

5 p.m.: Hospitality
6 p.m.: Ceremony
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 

Free and open to the public, but an RSVP to is appreciated!

Join us for a ceremony celebrating the recipients of the 2016 Oscar Lewis Awards. This year's awards honor James Karman for his contributions to Western History, and Richard Wagener, for his contributions to the Book Arts. The Oscar Lewis Awards were established by the Book Club of California in 1994 in honor of Oscar Lewis (1893-1992), San Francisco author, historian, and Book Club secretary from 1921-1946.

For more information about the awards, including past recipients, please click here

Click the image above to view John Hastings's recent lecture, Gold Beating: How Gold Leaf Is Made

Save the Date: The Visual Word: Working with Poetry

Thursday, April 7, 5-7 p.m. 

Anglo-Welsh poet David Annwn will give his first California reading and, in conversation with Thomas Ingmire, reflect on the collaborative processes and explore new insights. Co-presented with the Friends of Calligraphy.  

More information here, and click here to download a flier for the event. 
A page from Tabula Gratulatoria, a collaborative book by Thomas Ingmire and David Annwn.

Save the Date: Bay Area Book Arts—Student Showcase

Monday, April 11, 5-7 p.m. 

Join students and recent graduates from Bay Area book arts programs for a pop-up exhibition and presentation, and get a glimpse into the future of the book. More information here.

Bay Area Book Arts student work

Reserve your copy of Palatino

Sales of Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface are going fast. To ensure you receive a copy, don’t wait to place your order! This publication will be released on May 23, but Book Club of California members can reserve a copy at a 10% discount by calling 800-869-7656, emailing, or mailing in the order form before the publication date. If copies remain after May 23, member requests for second copies and non-member requests for first copies will be honored in order of receipt.

In the news

The Book Club of California was the subject of an article that ran in the San Jose Mercury News and syndicated across the Bay Area. Enjoy and share! 

And here's the link to the obituary of our remarkable librarian Henry Snyder, published by the San Francisco Chronicle. A memorial service for Henry is planned for May 14.

San Francisco Lithographer: African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown
Click the image above to view a narrated slideshow of Dr. Chandler's recent talk at the club: San Francisco Lithographer: African American Artist Grafton Tyler Brown.  

Of Interest: Save the Date for the American Printing History Association's Annual Conference

October 7-8 at the Huntington Library

The APHA will present The Black Art & Printers’ Devils: The Magic, Mysticism, and Wonders of Printing History at the Huntington Library this fall. Registration starts June 1. Don't miss it!
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