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Without Books® is a division of Heritage Future—a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Dedicated to community building, our mission as a nonprofit organization is to provide our diverse neighborhoods with creative and cultural opportunities.

We accomplish these objectives through three divisions: Past Forward, Public Podcasting, and Without Books®. Past Forward is a designer of public spaces and experiences.

We transform historic buildings into accessible and adaptable placemaking centers through collaborative programming and customizable environments.

The Center

Built in 1924 by the Orange Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Following the Great Depression, the building was purchased by the Orange Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Transformed 2,000 square feet into a bookstore, café, gallery, offices, and a multipurpose workshop for classes, lectures, and live events. 

Address 115 North Orange Street, Orange, California 92866
Hours Monday–Sunday, 9am–5pm

Orange Elks Lodge 1475, 1965 © Orange Community Historical Society Collection (P546)

The Center

The Hunt: Coming Soon

The William L. Pereira designed Hunt Library was a gift to the City of Fullerton from Norton Simon and the Hunt Food and Industries Foundation in 1962.

Transforming 10,000 square feet into a bookstore, café, gallery, offices, and a multipurpose workshop for classes, lectures, and live events.

Address 201 South Basque Avenue, Fullerton, California 92833
Hours Coming Soon

Julius Shulman, Job 3461: William L. Pereira and Associates, Hunt Foods Company, 1962 © J. Paul Getty Trust (2004.R.10)

The Hunt: Coming Soon