FREE IN-STORE EVENT: Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes globally renowned artist and internationally bestselling author Oliver Jeffers for an event celebrating his new book BEGIN AGAIN: The Story of How We Got Here and Where We Might Go. Take a visually stunning journey through humankind’s history as Jeffers examines our shared motivations for existence in his first illustrated book aimed at a broad audience.
This event, cosponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, includes a solo presentation by Jeffers, a moderated Q&A, and book signing.
Preorder your copy of BEGIN AGAIN (by October 7th) to receive reserved seating (limited quantity available) and first access to the book signing line at the event!
In his first illustrated book created specifically with a wider audience in mind, Oliver Jeffers shares a very brief history of humanity, reviews our current position, and shares his dreams for where we go from here. With his bold, iconic art, executed in a simple two-color palette, Oliver Jeffers looks at our shared motivations for existence to follow the human path from the dawn of our species through history, sharing profound, sometimes poignant, commentary on our present, and then offers a challenge: Where do we go from here? How can we create new stories and new systems that allow all of humanity to flourish? How can we journey toward a collective and robust future?
Illustrated in his world-renowned art style, Oliver Jeffers’ reflection on the patterns that have led us to where we are today, the stories we have governed ourselves by, and those we might adopt going forward, is insightful, moving, and powerful. A must-have for anyone who wants the next generation to inherit a world to be proud of.
Oliver Jeffers makes art and tells stories. His books include How to Catch a Star; Lost and Found, which was the recipient of the prestigious Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award in the UK and was later adapted into an award-winning animated film; and the New York Times bestsellers Here We Are, What We'll Build, Stuck, This Moose Belongs to Me, and Once Upon an Alphabet. He is also, of course, the illustrator of the #1 smash hits The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both written by Drew Daywalt. His fine art is world-renowned and his dip-art exhibitions are much sought-after events. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Oliver now splits his time between Belfast and Brooklyn, New York. Follow him @OliverJeffers.
Can't make the event? You can still order a signed copy of Begin Again (below):