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The Zamorano Club is Southern California’s oldest organization of bibliophiles and manuscript collectors. Founded in 1928, it sponsors lectures and publications on bookish topics. Most noteworthy among the latter is the Zamorano 80 (1945)—a member-selected and -written catalogue of the most significant books in California history—recently complemented by Zamorano Select. The Club was named in honor of Agustín V. Zamorano (1798-1842), a provisional governor of Alta California and the state’s first printer.


2017 Zamorano Lecture

Stephen Orgel

“Excavating the Book”


Stephen Orgel, J.E. Reynolds Professor in Humanities at Stanford,
discusses books and their marketing throughout history, emphasizing
the ways in which books are embedded in history, and the respects in
which literary interpretation is at least partly a form of archaeology.

No reservations required

The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd.

San Marino

Rothenberg Hall
Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center
1919 Cafe will be available for dining from 5:30 to 7:30