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Program Night: Redesigning Classics

May 12 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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On Wednesday, May 12th, the Book Industry Guild of New York will discuss what goes into reimagining and re-publishing a classic novel in the 21st century. Classic novels are those which continuously allow everyone the chance to interpret and find something to resonate with among their pages. These stories are truly timeless, but what makes modern readers want to read them outside of a classroom? Their design! An interpretation in itself, design choices for covers and inset illustrations make individuals pick up books written centuries earlier. Tune in to hear why these updated classic novels are sure to make a familiar yet stunning addition to your bookshelf!
The program will be held via Zoom at 6:00 P.M. EDT, and will be preceded by a social (also via Zoom) from 5:15 PM to 5:45 P.M. EDT. If you’re looking to chat publishing, classics, bookmaking, and more before the panel, come join in on the fun! No solicitations, please.
Maëlle Doliveux: Co-founder & In-house Designer, Beehive Books
Ed Gaither: Designer, Recovering the Classics
Peter Norton: VP and Publisher, Canterbury Classics (Printers Row Publishing Group)
Jo Obarowski: Creative Director, Sterling Publishing
Moderated by Gary Bouchard: Director, Gregory J. Grappone Humanities Institute at Saint Anselm College


May 12
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM