I am delighted to say that the Book Club of California has invited me as their speaker for the 2023 Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Lecture on the History of the Book Trade in California and the West. My talk is “Paul Elder: A Literary Life in Seven Bookstores,” and will be presented in person and online on Monday 6 November at 6:00pm in San Francisco, and in person on Wednesday 8 November at 6:00pm in Pasadena. Both lectures will be preceded by a reception. I would be honored if you would join me.
If you attend the San Francisco lecture, you’ll also be able to view my exhibition on Paul Elder & Company, which opens 6 November and will be on display through 12 February 2024. The exhibit will include many of Elder publishing themes, including Art Nouveau and Arts & Crafts decoration, San Francisco and the West, travel literature, children’s books, Japanese art, ephemera, and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
Both the lectures and the zoom are free, but require registration. You can find more information, including the registration links, at the Book Club of California website. Mark your calendars!