Swan’s Fine Books is pleased to offer special evening events on about a monthly basis. Please contact us for details on the next scheduled event!
Ernest Hemingway loved to write. He also loved to fight.
The most iconic writer of the 20th century revolutionized the language of American fiction with his stark, unadorned prose style. From short stories such as “Indian Camp” and “Big Two-Hearted River” to novels like A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea, his taut, no-nonsense voice complemented perfectly Hemingway’s public image as a man’s man. 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.
Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
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!
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