Obscura Society LA: Rare Books Galore at the William Andrews Clark Library


Obscura Society LA and Field Agent Robert Hemedes have organized a private, docent led tour of one of my favorite literary treasures in southern California – the William Andrews Clark Library. As I wrote in my blog post about the library back in October of 2010, “the library is managed by UCLA’s Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies and is home to approximately 110,000 rare books, manuscripts and other documents comprising four core collections, including English literature and history (1641 – 1800), Oscar Wilde, fine printing and the history of Montana and the West.”

Whether you’re a bibliophile, a lover of historic buildings, or a LA history buff, you won’t want to miss this tour. I think you’ll be as captivated as I was when I first visited this little known gem in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles.


When: July 8, 2014 from 10 am to noon

Where: 2520 Cimarron Street , Los Angeles , 90018

Tickets: Available online

More Information: To get a sense of what the William Andrews Clark Library is like prior to the tour, read my previous post here.


  1. Marlene Gilbert says:

    Very enjoyable and informative tour! So glad to have received the information about the tour and the Obscura Society. There’s so much I still have to learn about and experience in this amazing city.