Swan’s Fine Books is pleased to offer evening lecture/events on about a monthly basis. Often they are talks about a specific author, at other times they are about our county history, at times we offer a poetry reading. Please join us to enjoy these literary events!
We offer evening lectures during the fall and the spring; invitations are sent out to our email list approximately three weeks prior to each event. If you are not yet on our email list, please contact us to be added.
General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), everyone agrees, had a major impact on the outcome of the United States Civil War.
There is, alas, very little else that “everyone” agrees on. Read more…
Please plan to join us for this discussion; there is no charge to attend, but we do require an R.S.V.P. to ensure enough seating for all.
Swan’s Fine Books offers books on a wide variety of general interest subjects, from literature to Californiana, from the Visual and Performing Arts to Childhood, from Exploration to Gastronomy – and much more. Our specialties include Californiana, Illustrated Books, and Fine Press books, particularly the early Grabhorn Press books; however you will find books on many other topics on our shelves, both real and virtual!
We strive to offer books that are out of the ordinary, regardless of price point; please visit either our online storefront or our brick and mortar store, and if you don’t find what you are looking for, please ask.
View a selection of fine collectible books. Shop our online collection.
Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
(closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
A Book Club That Reads the Classics
If you are a lover of classic literature and you’d like to read and discuss the great classic works with others, please join our Book Club. The group meets one/month, and everyone is welcome.
Some of our selections have included works by Joseph Conrad, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Eliot, and Nora Zeale Thurston. We generally meet once/month for an hour to discuss the book just read, and we announce the upcoming book about two months in advance.
Please contact us if you would like to be added to the Book Club email list!
Please join us on Thursday, November 17th, for a discussion on the general that won the Civil War – orRead more...
We are pleased to welcome back the Contra Costa County Historical Society Please join us on Thursday, October 20th, forRead more...