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The Claremont Forum

The Claremont Forum has sponsored wellness, education, and art programs in the community since 1985. We sponsor the Sunday Farmers & Artisans Market in the Claremont Village, the nationwide Prison Library Project, as well as the bookshop and art gallery in the Claremont Packing House.

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Claremont's only independent used bookstore! We sell books at great prices, artwork by local artists, and host a variety of community events.

California Certified Farmers Market every Sunday (rain or shine) from 8 AM to 1 PM in the Claremont Village.

We are one of the nation's largest books-to-prisoners organizations. We send thousands of books and educational materials to inmates each month, free of charge.

We are always looking for book donations as well as financial support for the Prison Library Project. Follow the link to learn more and discover volunteer opportunities.

Special Events

Books Come Alive: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

March 31 from 6 - 9 PM

April 1 from 6 - 9 PM

We are partnering with the Claremont Gallery, to host an interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition titled “Books Come Alive: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” which will be on display March 31 & April from 6 - 9 PM both nights.

The exhibition takes visitors through the looking glass with art installation, interactive art demonstrations, themed art, and entertainment. 

It’s filled with videos of various Alice in Wonderland clips, as well as installations that make for beautiful photo backdrops, make your own tea cup Mad Hatter’s tea party, meet and greet with Alice on Saturday April 1st from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, and a performance by Shama Mamas Friday, March 31 from 6-9 PM.

Before leaving the exhibition, visit the Bookshop to experience our "Down the Rabbit Hole" gallery exhibit and pick up a copy of the beloved book series, specially ordered for this event to inspire children of all ages. 

The exhibition is curated by ReSpun Retro Jewelry in collaboration with GonzoGarble Woodworking.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 26, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Claremont, Harvard Ave N, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Every Sunday, rain or shine. 8 AM to 1 PM, a California certified farmers market.
  • Mar 31, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Claremont, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
  • Apr 20, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Handcrafted Mysteries is an immersive magic and mentalism experience featuring Greg's original pieces of magic.
  • Apr 22, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Claremont, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Marlena Martinez, AKA Velvet Penny, is a singer/songwriter and community organizer working at the intersection of art, wellness and activism. Her current multi-faceted project supports her full length album, ‘All the Flowers’ which is dedicated to raising awareness for domestic violence.
  • Apr 22, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Claremont, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Cheri Mae Jocson (she/her) is a Filipina writer, artist and friend based in LA from San Bernardino, California. She published her first book in 2021 titled “I Have A Confession—,” a collection of poetry, film, and journal entries. She has worked as an editor for MUSE, Curious Publishing, and RipRap,
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