Secrets of a writing career: How a bus ride led (dragged) the author to pen short stories and romance novels.

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles Binnie Syril Braunstein Baltimore writer Binnie Syril Braunstein has authored three romance novels and thirty-six published short stories. The novels (The Color of Love, Out of the Darkness, and Baby Love) were published by Harlequin Temptation under her pseudonym, Binnie Syril. She is also a book collector; her collection includes […]

Jim Bridger: Trailblazer of the American West

The Book Club of California Even among iconic frontiersmen like John C. Frémont, Kit Carson, and Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger stands out. A mountain man of the American West, straddling the fur trade era and the age of exploration, he lived the life legends are made of. His adventures are fit for remaking into the […]

Bruce Kennett on W.A. Dwiggins, Teller of Tales

Sponsored by The Caxton Club April Evening Program Join us in welcoming Caxtonian Bruce Kennett as he discusses W.A. Dwiggins and his Athalinthia via Zoom. Produced entirely in New England, Athalinthia is filled with delights. It comes straight from the imagination and heart of W.A. Dwiggins (WAD), one of the great visual artists of the twentieth century. Wise and […]


Sponsored by The Grolier Club NOTE: The virtual component of this event has been canceled. In conjunction with the "Century of Dining Out" exhibition, the Grolier Club will host renowned scholar Paul Freedman on Wednesday, June 21, at 6pm EDT, as he lectures on "How Dining Out Changed, 1841-1941." Virtual attendance is available: Virtual: […]

Virtual Tour & Q&A: Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Join Curator Eve Kahn for a pre-recorded virtual tour of "Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia," followed by a live Q&A. “To Fight for the Poor with My Pen: Zoe Anderson Norris, Queen of Bohemia,” runs in the 2nd-floor gallery of The Grolier Club through May 13, 2023. Norris (1860-1914) […]

Dennis Duncan on Index, A History of the

Sponsored by The Caxton Club May Midday Program Now we take search for granted, asking Alexa or Siri to race through the Internet to find (though not always on the first try) exactly what we’re looking for. But it hasn’t always been so. People used to be faced with a thick accumulation of paper or […]

The Oscar Lewis Awards: Book Club of California

Sponsored by The Book Club of California The Oscar Lewis Awards were established by the Book Club of California in 1994 in honor of Oscar Lewis (1893-1992), author, historian, and club secretary. This year Richard Siebert will be recognized for his contributions to the Book Arts and Dorothy Lazard will be recognized for her contributions […]

Novelist Susan King on Lady Macbeth

Sponsored by The Baltimore Bibliophiles Our Thursday, May 18 (ZOOM) program features novelist Susan King. She will tell us what motivated her to write a very different (from Shakespeare) version of Macbeth. The result was Lady Macbeth: A Novel. Please join us in hearing about a very different version of The Scottish Play. To register […]

California Burning: The Fall of Pacific Gas and Electric — and What It Means for America’s Power Grid

Sponsored by The Book Club of California Pacific Gas and Electric was a legacy company built by innovators and visionaries, establishing California as a desirable home and economic powerhouse. In California Burning, Wall Street Journal reporter and Pulitzer finalist Katherine Blunt examines how that legacy fell apart—unraveling a long history of deadly failures in which […]

Dave Richards: “I Give These Books: The History of Yale University Library, 1656-2022”

Sponsored by The Grolier Club Grolier member David Alan Richards (Stamford, CT), retired lawyer and literary, social, and legal historian, will give an illustrated talk on his new book from Oak Knoll Press, "I Give These Books: The History of Yale University Library, 1656-2022." This is the first history to be written of a library […]