Yellow Pages |   News Updates |   Events Calendar |   Movie Times | Recycling
Rocklin & Roseville Today Local Events
HOME

The Grapes of Wrath 75th Anniversary Limited Edition Auction



steinbeck.gif

Viking donates "The Grapes of Wrath" 75th anniversary editions for auction to benefit the National Steinbeck Center and Center for Community Advocacy

 

Salinas, CA - Viking has donated three copies of The Grapes of Wrath 75th anniversary leather-bound limited edition to be auctioned as a fundraiser for the National Steinbeck Center and the Center for Community Advocacy.  

The books will be auctioned off individually in three separate auctions by National Book Auctions. The second auction takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29 and can be viewed ONLINE.  

All auction proceeds will benefit two important organizations based in California's Central Coast. The National Steinbeck Center is the largest literary museum in the United States dedicated to a single author and one of the primary cultural institutions between San Francisco and Los Angeles.  

The Center for Community Advocacy, which trains farmworkers living in Monterey and Santa Cruz County to form and lead community-based committees to advocate for improved housing and health conditions.

 "At Center for Community Advocacy, we are so grateful to Viking for donating these special editions of The Grapes of Wrath for auction," said CCA director Sabino Lopez. "This fundraiser will support our efforts in the community of training farm workers in leadership roles that enable them to negotiate with their landlords for improvements in their housing units. Those same skills have empowered these farm worker leaders to become purveyors of preventive health information at their housing sites and teach farm worker parents to read in Spanish" 

The limited edition is inspired by a special 1939 edition of fifteen copies published at the request of John Steinbeck by his longtime editor Pascal Covici at Viking. The copies, bound in leather, were numbered, signed and donated to the John Steinbeck Committee, organized by Helen Gahagan Douglas, to raise money for migrant relief, a cause Steinbeck passionately endorsed. 

The 75th anniversary Viking edition features specially-commissioned cover and endpaper illustration and design by Michael Schwab, a gold metallic top stain, and a California poppy-orange reading ribbon. 

Now on FB, thanks for the love!




Placer County News Headlines

WJU School Year Begins Amidst Continued GrowthROCKLIN, Calif. - William Jessup University began its 2016-17 academic year August 22 with the largest enrollment in the university's 77-year history.

Molly Ringwald at Rocklin's Quarry Park September 17thRocklin, Calif. - Golden Globe nominated actress and jazz musician Molly Ringwald descends into Rocklin's Quarry Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 17

Roseville to Host Barbara Boxer FarewellRoseville, CA - The Placer County Democratic Party in partnership with the Nevada County Democratic Party and El Dorado County Democratic Party will be hosting a Fond Farewell

Roseville Skatetown to Host International Curling BonspielRoseville, CA - The Crush Bonspiel, which began in 2006, is back this Labor Day Weekend at Roseville's Skatetown Ice Arena after taking a one year hiatus.

County renews $10 Million Emergency Services ContractThe county board of supervisors OK'd a $10.6 million contract for fiscal year 2016-17. The contract will provide fire and emergency service for about 52,000 residents.

Roseville Flash Crime Report (8.24.16)The Roseville Police Department's latest activity and crime log digest update covering the period of August 12-21, 2016.

Sierra College Patrons Invite Public to MeetingRocklin, CA-- The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization

California Fires Update Summary (8.24.16)Over 10,000 firefighters are battling 8 large wildfires in California. Two new large fires were reported yesterday in Tulare and Alpine counties on National Forest land.

Napa's Uptown Theatre: On LocationNapa, CA- Band of Horses trekked into Napa's Uptown Theatre last night for a stop along their "Why Are You Ok Tour".

California Fires Update Summary (8.23.16)Last week firefighters across California battled nearly 250 new wildfires containing most to a small acreage. Since the beginning of the year there have been over 4,900 wildfires that have burned over 417,000 acres.

Nevada City Hosts Festive Celebration September 10-11NEVADA CITY, Calif. - The 50th Annual Nevada City Constitution Day Parade tops a full weekend of family fun Sept. 10-11 in this colorful Gold Rush town.

Humboldt Pilot Program to Track and Trace CannabisWith the state of California on the verge of approving the recreational use of marijuana in November, at least one company is ahead of the curve


NEWS: In Case You Missed It