Colorful illustration of different iconic landmarks in cities across the world, taken from M. Sasek children's books. The landmarks are: Notre Dame in Paris, the Tower of London in England, the Statue of Liberty in New York, a cable car in San Francisco and the Campanile di San Marcos in Venice, Italy.
 A Tourist’s Guide to the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor 
01 April - 31 May 2024
Book Arts & Special Collections exhibit space – 6th Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Bon Voyage! We’re off to bookish adventures far and wide through the pages of the Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor. Join us for an armchair trip around the world as we visit unfamiliar and exotic sights; get lost in translation; take guided tours with favorite children’s books; and of course, visit our favorite destinationSan Francisco! 

The Annual Wit & Humor exhibition is presented by the Book Arts & Special Collections Center. 


Related programs: Thursdays at Noon Film Series

All films will be screened in the Koret Auditorium at 12 p.m. Last Holiday will be screened in the Latino Rooms A and B at 12 p.m.

April 4: City Slickers (1991) 

April 11: The Darjeeling Limited (2007) 

April 18: Last Holiday (2006) 

April 25: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)


Image from M. Sasek’s This is… series (1959-1965)