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Hey random question but are you sick of looking at your phone? Do you wish you had a way to see a sequence of images that wasn’t on a harsh, glowing screen? Do you find it inspiring to let a stream of images wash over you? Do you think it would be nice to do so in the company of friends and artist peers? If any of these questions made your little ears perk up, you’ll probably be interested in an event I’m calling “SCROLL DOWN AND STOP SCROLLING,” or “THE BOOK AS VIBE,” or “CLOSER TO FINE BY THE INDIGO GIRLS,” or simply “BOOK HANG NUMBER 1” hosted by me, Gillian, Librarian here at CBA. I’ll be pulling a huge selection of photobooks from our Fine Art Collection plus some heavily illustrated books, encyclopedias, and exhibition catalogs from the Reference Collection as well, and they’ll be out and available to peruse quietly or while ooh-ing and aah-ing with friends.

This is truly just a little kickback where you can look at some pictures in book form, fill your brain with images that an algorithm wouldn’t even know how to find, unplug from the content tube that makes you feel bad, and plug in to some art community. 

Photographers may find this event interesting for gaining some photobook inspo, but this event is open to anyone at any level of creative practice who likes to hang out and wants to look at some cool books. Bring a notebook to jot down notes, or bring a friend to get inspired together! Some NA drinks provided, but feel free to BYOB. Sober friends, heads up that some folks may be bringing alcoholic bevs. Free, as always, with an option to donate if you want. 

Masks encouraged. Remember, this is our library, so please come prepared to handle books with care.

Space is limited, so please let us know if you register and can’t come. Email me at collections@centerforbookarts.org with any questions.

 

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