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.

October Resource Drive

Help us purchase frequently requested educational resources.

Donate to help us fill requests for Spanish English and standard dictionaries, almanacs and other educational materials. You can also purchase directly by following image links. Feel free to source books at your favorite retailer - to conform with prison guidelines any books purchased on behalf of the Prison Library Project must be new paperback editions. 

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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

  • Oct 02, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Claremont, Harvard Ave N, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
    The Claremont Farmers & Artisans Market is located on Harvard Ave. in the Claremont Village. (Just across the street from City Hall.) Parking is available throughout the Village.
  • Oct 09, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Claremont, Harvard Ave N, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
  • Sep 29, 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.