Support our mission and join as a new member, renew your membership, or make an additional contribution today!

Want to collaborate? Email to inquire about partnership and sponsorship opportunities. Questions? Problems? Please contact or 657-282-0483.

$20 a month / $240
  • 20% discount on bookshop purchases
  • 30% discount on workshops
  • Invitation to special live podcasts
  • Discounts at participating partners
  • 1888 shirt and mug
  • Four free 1888 Books
  • Access to private events
$10 a month / $120
  • 10% discount on bookshop purchases
  • 20% discount on workshops
  • Invitation to special live podcasts *
  • Discounts at participating partners
  • 1888 shirt


* Limited to capacity restrictions

Donate Today!

Donations are the foundation of support at 1888 Center. 


If you would like to mail in your donation or membership payment, please send checks to 115 North Orange Street, Orange, California 92866, payable to “1888”.

The innovative 1888 Center, located in the Historic District of Old Towne Orange, California, is a bookstore, gallery, workshop and café serving Contra Coffee & Tea. Our goal as a nonprofit organization is to provide our diverse neighborhoods with curated content and lifelong learning programs that are educational and entertaining.


Through storytelling, we synergize the creative efforts of individuals to provide essential tools for cultural and civic enrichment—empathy, opportunity, and a collaborative network.


115 North Orange Street,
Orange, California 92866


Mon–Sat 8am–8pm
Sun 9am–7pm




1888 Center welcomes more than 200 daily visitors with online opportunities supporting over 1.2 million participants from around the world. We receive media attention from all over the globe including feature articles in the Los Angeles Times and Coast Magazine.


Our founder was also the recipient of the Arts Leader Award presented by Arts Orange County and recognized as one of Orange County’s most influential and innovative entrepreneurs in Modern Luxury MagazineOC Weeklyand the Orange County Register in 2015 and 2017. Previous quarter analytics:


  • 697,573 Facebook Total Reach
  • 87,197 Website Pageviews
  • 73,361 Podcast Downloads
  • 11,590 Newsletter Subscribers

Participating Partners

Membership benefits include discounts at participating partners including restaurants, retailers, and cultural experiences in Orange County, California.

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1888 Center programs are recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our website or with your favorite podcast app including Apple and Spotify. Each interdisciplinary episode is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Produced in partnership with Brew Sessions.