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Holiday Gift Cards

Do you have a book lover on your holiday shopping list? You can purchase gift cards to the Claremont Forum Bookshop at our store or online.

John York in Concert

Acclaimed musician John York will be performing in concert on December 10 at 7 PM. Seating is limited so purchase tickets early by following the link below. Proceeds of this concert support the Prison Library Project. 


Email if you would like to be placed on a list and notified if there are cancellations.

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.

Upcoming Events

  • Multiple Dates
    Dec 08, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Handcrafted Mysteries is an immersive magic performance featuring the original illusions of Greg Van Holsbeck. Greg’s goal is to create a unique experience by putting the magic in the hands of the audience. The magic takes place all around the room and gets everyone involved.
  • Dec 10, 11:00 AM
    Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Local music students perform cello and holiday carols in the Bookshop on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11 AM.
  • Dec 10, 7:00 PM
    Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Join the Claremont Forum on Saturday, December 10 for a special concert/fundraiser for the Prison Library Project.
  • Multiple Dates
    Dec 11, 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.
  • Holiday Book Sale
    Fri 16 Dec
    Dec 16, 12:00 PM – Dec 18, 12:00 PM
    Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    Our big, quarterly book sale begins on Friday, December 16 and ends on Sunday, December 18. All books (except our specialty price books) are just one dollar each. We will be bringing up our extra inventory - we have so many new donations - we are running out of room! As always, book purchases suppo