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I'd Rather Be Reading

August 24, 2017
7:30 pm

In celebration of its release, artists Courtney Cerruti, Gemma Corell, Ashley Despain, Marc Johns, Jane Mount, Nichole Robertson, Lisa Solomon, and Bridget Watson-Payne present their work from I'd Rather Be Reading. Sponsored by Chronicle Books. For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this book is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Artwork from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect gift for bookworms everywhere.

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