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The Business of Books

Friday July 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The magic of books is undeniable. We flip their pages to unlock new adventures, new truths and new possibilities. The best books challenge our preconceived notions and open our minds. They build worlds—some resembling our own and some we’ve yet to discover. This summer, Mingei International Museum will explore the connections between VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries and the wonder, intrigue and challenges of all things literary, from comic books to libraries to indie book shops.

Deepen your own relationship to books by hearing from local players in the literary scene reflect on their fields. Come early for a complimentary happy hour at 5pm, with beer, wine and snacks. The program will begin at 6pm, seating is limited.

Pre-Program Activity – Try your hand at paper marbling and create your own one-of-a-kind postcard with Museum Educators. Paper marbling has been around for centuries and is often seen on end papers of books and the edges of ledgers.

Program (begins at 6pm) – Seth Marko, owner of The Book Catapult in South Park, will moderate a discussion among local bookshop owners Jennifer Powell, co-owner of The Book Catapult; Amy Hesselink, Manager of La Playa Books; and Marianne Reiner, bookstore owner in development for Run for Cover Bookstore and Cafe, on the role of their shops in the community, how reading has changed in the age of digitization, and how they stay relevant in the face of online book delivery services.

$5 per person after 5:00pm / FREE for Members


This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org


Friday July 20, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Mingei International Museum
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San Diego, CA 92101-1617 United States
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