BOOK TALK :: Chronicle Books :: The First 50 Years @ San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco [18 August]

BOOK TALK :: Chronicle Books :: The First 50 Years

18:00 - 20:00

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San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island St (Between 16th and 17th Streets), San Francisco, California 94103
Part of our bi-monthly Book Talk series, Book Talk :: Chronicle Books :: The First 50 Years at which members of the editorial, design and production departments — the troika of the “make” side — of Chronicle Books will speak about Chronicle Books, the evolutionary history of the company spanning the 50 years since it's launch in 1967 during the the Summer of Love, with thoughtful anecdotes and curious remembrances of events that paved the way for this most unique publishing company.


Michael Carabetta is Creative Director of Chronicle Books. He has been at Chronicle for the latter half of their 50 years where he has established Chronicle’s spectacles logo, guided the design of their building and retail stores, and published a book of his own, Words To Ride By. The exhibition, Born In The Summer of Love, and accompanying book, Chronicle Books: The First 50 Years, are his brainchildren.

Steve Mockus is an Executive Editor at Chronicle Books in its Entertainment acquisition group, and has worked at Chronicle for 20 of its 50 years. His editorial focus is on pop culture and humor, illustrated and licensed projects. Titles he’s acquired or edited include the Darth Vader and Son, All My Friends Are Dead, F in Exams, and the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series.

Lindsay Sablosky, Senior Production Director at Chronicle Books, has spent over 20 delightful years working in the publishing industry. She oversees vendor relations and print purchasing and also manages the digital and print production efforts of the Production Design group. Lindsay worked on the production of Chronicle’s break out 1990s hit, Griffin & Sabine, and experienced some awesome déjà vu just last year as production coordinator for the Griffin & Sabine 25th Anniversary Edition!

Michael Holtmann serves as the Executive Director of the Center for the Art of Translation and the publisher of Two Lines Press. Prior to joining the Center, he held positions at the National Endowment for the Arts and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He serves on the board of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), the governance committee of LitNet, and the international programming committee of the Bay Area Book Festival.

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