About

Women’s National Book Association: 
Connecting, Educating, Advocating, and Leading in the Literary Community since 1917.

Welcome to the original WNBA – the Women’s National Book Association, established in 1917, before women in America even had the right to vote. WNBA is a vibrant national organization that advocates for women’s literacy and for women’s role in the community of the book.

There are chapters with individual Active Members in nine cities, individual Network Members across the country, numerous corporate Sustaining Members, and chapter Honorary Members in the world of books and beyond. WNBA is a broad-based non-profit organization with some 800 members across the country, three distinguished national awards, and a history of lively events in chapter cities and elsewhere.

Visit our National website. San Francisco Chapter was founded in 1968.

San Francisco Chapter Board Members, May 2018

L to R: Kate Farrell, Jan Schmuckler, Elise Marie Collins, Sue Wilhite, Brenda Knight