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The World's Hidden Wonders at the Book Club of California

Join us in San Francisco as we celebrate the release of our very first book!

Join us in San Francisco on October 10th at Book Club of California to celebrate the release of the very first Atlas Obscura book: Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders

The free event is part of Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, now in its 17th year. You'll have the chance to meet author Ella Morton as well as special guests, and opportunities to ask questions and get your own copy of the book signed. Come check out this utterly unique guide that combines compelling descriptive writing with arresting full-color photographs, maps, and charts to share over 700 of the most unusual, fascinating, and mysterious bucket-list destinations across all eight continents. Together, we'll be delving into the most astonishing and curious locations featured in the book, which include: 

  • A fire that’s been burning in the Turkmenistan desert for 40 years.
  • Thousands of synchronized fireflies that inexplicably flash in unison in a cluster of mangrove trees outside Kuala Lumpur.
  • The self-mummifying monks of Japan.
  • The world’s only museum dedicated to displaying art made from human hair.

From the Glowworm Caves of New Zealand to the bioluminescent squid of Toyama Bay, each entry includes location information and tips on when and how best to get there—and how much to bribe the guard to get you inside. An immersive cabinet of curiosities that’s meant to inspire wonderlust as much as wanderlust by sharing places that could never be found without a tip from someone in the know, Atlas Obscura proves that the world is vast and there are marvelous treasures behind every corner—if you just know where to look.

Monday, October 10; 5pm-7:30pm
Entry: FREE
Click here for the Litquake event page

Book Club of California
312 Sutter Street, Suite 500 
San Francisco, CA 94108

This event is one of 13 taking place across the country to celebrate the launch of Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders. See the full event line-up here.