Back to All Events

Drop-in Book Club: The Periodic Table

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA, 94115 United States (map)

The Library's DROP-IN BOOK CLUB discusses The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
Jewish Community Library / 1835 Ellis Street

Book discussion facilitated by Jim Van Buskirk. Pick up your copy of the book at the Library or at a Pushcart branch at the Palo Alto or San Francisco JCC.  Phone the Library at 415.567.3327 x 706. 

Defying categorization, The Periodic Table is a pioneering work in its creative approach to memoir. Levi, who was a chemist by profession, used the elements as a frame for stories of his life in the Jewish community of Turin, his brief career with the Partisans, and his experiences during and after the War. In 2006, the Royal Institution of Great Britain named The Periodic Table the greatest science book ever written.

All are welcome. Free event and free parking in the building's private garage. Entrance to parking garage is on Pierce Street between Ellis and Eddy. Buzz intercom to gain entry.