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SAN DIEGO– The Business of Books Discussion Panel

July 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm


SAN DIEGO– Seth Marko, owner of Book Catapult in South Park, will moderate a discussion among local bookshop owners Jennifer Powell, Co-owner of 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.

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.


Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

$5 / Free for Members / Tickets available at the door

For more information, go to Mingei.org/summer or contact Shannon Foley, Manager of Education, 619-704-7495,  sfoley@mingei.org

This program is part of a project supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant

Also check out the Exhibition Voluminous Art for which this is an associated event.

VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries will celebrate the art of the book by showcasing approximately 25 volumes from each library collection, a sampling that will hint at centuries-old practices of book design, typography, binding and printing.

The oldest work on view will be a manuscript volume on the art and science of spelling from the 1200s. Many of the books will have been printed during the first 50 years after Gutenberg’s breakthrough with movable type, including the Nuremberg Chronicle. There will also be a portfolio of colored pictures hand drawn by a Kiowa Indian named Koba while he was imprisoned at a military facility in St. Augustine, Florida in 1876.

To honor his San Diego legacy, we will include a Dr. Seuss book with an original drawing by Theodor Geisel. Finally, there will be multiple examples of so-called artists’ books – contemporary creations,usually in very small, one-off editions of eccentric art works.


July 20, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm


Mingei International Museum
1439 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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