1888 Center

The innovative 1888 Center is a nonprofit organization located at the heart of the historic District in Old Towne Orange, California. The building, constructed in 1925, hosts a bookshop, gallery, multi-use performance space, and café serving creative beverages crafted by Contra Coffee & Tea.


1888 serves as a regional catalyst for the preservation, presentation, and promotion of cultural heritage and literary arts. For 1888 updates, please subscribe to our newsletter or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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.


115 North Orange Street,
Orange, California 92866




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


Mon Closed
Tue–Sun 11am–7pm