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Opening Weekend

We’re excited to announce the 1888 Center Opening Weekend. These four days, July 27 through July 30, will highlight our first contemporary and history exhibitions; introduce a new collaborative performance series; and feature a special guest for a live recording of our popular podcast program.READ MORE

The How The Why: 175 – Jonathan Sun

Today our podcast connects with Jonathan Sun, author (under the pen name jomny sun) of the graphic book everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too (HarperPerennial); author behind the Twitter projects @jonnysun, @tinycarebot, and @tinydotblot; Ph.D. candidate and co-creator of The Online Humor Conversation Series at MIT; former editor-in-chief of the Yale School of Architecture journal, Retrospecta 36; playwright; architect; comedian; and artist.READ MORE

Literary Destinations

Literary Destinations features eight original works by Orange County artist Chantal deFelice. This collection of paintings highlights the intersection of books, art and travel while reflecting on each bookstore and its cultural impact on community.READ MORE

The Plaza Literary Prize 2017 – Steve Niilo

The final selection from The Plaza Literary Prize, our annual national novella competition, will feature cover artwork by Steve Niilo. Steve Niilo is an illustrator and experimenter living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Using a mixture of traditional and digital techniques alongside a cornucopia of line, shape and color, he creates images that speak from the heart and tickle the senses.READ MORE