Welcome to the National Steinbeck Center!

The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. In addition to hosting a premier collection of artifacts, books, and film clips, we strive to share John Steinbeck’s values, build community and celebrate creativity in communities across the nation. 

John Steinbeck Biography

Dr. Susan Shillinglaw Named National Steinbeck Center Interim Director Beginning June 1st

Pop Cinema - The Art of Story Telling

Salinas Valley Comic Con

What’s New
and Upcoming Events

GUEST AUTHOR SERIES – ‘Ana of California’

July 02 —

Join the National Steinbeck Center and Penguin Publishing as we welcome author Andi Teran

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