Scanners’ Events

Scanners, the bookstore we all visited this past Tuesday, is holding a few events before it closes for good. The ones left:

October 23, 5:00 pm
Reading and the Brain
Patricia Greenfield, Professor of Psychology, UCLA, on how reading affects human development and the brain.

October 28, 6:30 pm
D-L Alvarez and Colter Jacobsen
An artist talk on source material.

All events take place at 312 Valencia Street, cross street 14th.


Trip to Scanners

Today’s Adventure Tuesday (as opposed to the usual Adventure Friday) was to the temporary bookstore Scanners, on 14th and Valencia. It will only be open for a month; the store is using a gallery as its space, and it looks it. The books are wacky, visually interesting, on a vast variety of topics, and most are out-of-print. We were given a talk by Scanner’s co-owner, Nick Hoff, about the store and the value of used books. Nick is our own Maia Ipp’s partner, and has in the past come in to teach Creative Writing II. We all were tickled pink with delight at this cornucopia of books; most of our time was spent searching and appreciating the store’s wares. (Many eager purchases were made, some for the Creative Writing room’s collection.) If you have the time, definitely check this rarity of a store out.