1888 Center

1888 is a book publisher and podcast producer. Our goal, as a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultural heritage and literary arts, is to provide our diverse neighborhoods with curated content and lifelong learning programs that are educational and entertaining.


The innovative 1888 Center, located in the Historic District of Old Towne Orange, California, hosts a bookshop, gallery, multi-use performance space, and café serving Contra Coffee & Tea.

Podcast Network

The 1888 Podcast Network is a curated collection of educational and entertaining podcasts. Each program is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Selected episodes are presented live at the 1888 Center in Old Towne Orange, California.


1888 is a publisher of contemporary novellas and The Cost of Paper, an annual anthology of international short stories. Our books are available in both print and digital formats, online and in your local bookstore, library, museum, university gift shop, and selected specialty accounts. Click here to view our collection.


115 North Orange Street,
Orange, California 92866




Mon Closed
Tue–Sat 8am–8pm
Sun 9am–7pm


Mon Closed
Tue–Sun 11am–7pm