Past Event

The Future of Books

Wed, Jul 28 2010 - 6:30pm

The Future of Books

This program has been postponed

Laurie McLean, Agent, Larsen Pomada Literary Agents
Ying Compestine, Author, Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party and Cooking with Green Tea; Former Food Editor, Body & Soul
Dave Simpson, Owner, Lafayette Bookstore
Elaine Elinson, Co-author, Wherever There’s a Fight; Gold Medal Winner, California Book Awards
Linda Wobbe, Head, Collection Management, Saint Mary's College Library - Moderator

Access to information is constantly changing, and the popularity of e-books and online material is on the rise. Will the printed word become obsolete? What advances are being made in the world of e-readers, and what are e-reader manufacturers doing to assuage user concerns? How do authors feel about these changes? Are they concerned about a decrease in profits or excited about being able to reach out to the larger reader pool that digital content provides them? Learn about how new innovations will affect us both socially and economically and learn how industry insiders are keeping up with the changes.
 
Location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Hall (BART accessible)
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $22 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Photo by Flickr user bdewey. Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation.