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The Future of Local Publishing at the Bay Area Book Expo!

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As you are reading this post from your computer, your iPhone or another digital device, it seems like we have always had the help of our friend, the internet, to get all of our reads. Even as many of you are familiar with this website and Stuart, many of you probably do not own his 1st published work, a dinosaur known as a paperback book. We are beginning to move into a newer century, one where trees are not only sparse but that electronics are more accessible and technology more reliable. As time goes on, the printed book will mutate into something that will eventually cease to be.

That’s why the Bay Area Book Expo is interesting. The idea that a conference being formed around a practice that is, realistically, beginning its end is simultaneously inspiring and maddening. Local publishers — six of them to be exact — will all be showing works and speaking about the history of the printed word. Though there has been no news as to what topics they will touch on, I am sure that there will be an infinite cross section of opinions.

Bay Area Book Expo: Opening Reception Thursday, February 23rd, 6-8PM Chronicle Books 680 Second Street near Townsend Street FREE!
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Ms. Miller was born in San Diego, CA to one lesbian mother and one
righteous, cheap father. Currently, she is enrolled at San Francisco
State University for a B.A. in Journalism and the approximate
completion date is around 2015. She has worked for many papers in the
Bay Area, including the Oakland Tribune and the San Mateo Country
Times and is currently the city editor at one of the most
underappreciated publications in SF, the Golden Gate [X]press. Though
she may find bargains aplenty, it only stems from the necessity of
never landing an actual job and working for hacks [like Stuart.] With
intelligence, style, poise, bite, and honesty, she will rip your heart
out; but not before writing some awesome, poignant shit. This year,
she is looking forward to bigger and better things such as: trying to
get paid for a gig, actually finding a date that isn't a loser or
fucking crazy, not calling her parents when hungover and bringing you
the best of the 7x7 everyday of the week. [By the way, I wasn't
kidding about the date thing; if you love food, booze and shoegaze,
get at me.]