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March 12, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eugene, OR
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Bookselling Talk by J Michaels Owner: Live Online

Friday, March 12, 2021

Jeremy Nissell reflects on 45 years as a independent bookseller in Eugene.

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Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for this month's entry in their series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts,” each featuring a brief lecture followed by Q&A. 

On March 12, Jeremy Nissel will talk about "Separating Fact from Fiction: An Independent Bookstore Owner Reflects on 45 Years in the Business." The owner of one of Eugene's literary institutions, J. Michaels Books, he'll share what it's been like to run a bookstore for decades, including during a global pandemic. Score some great book suggestions for your summer reading list!

Jeremy Nissel is the proprietor of J. Michaels Books. He has been selling books in downtown Eugene since the summer of 1975. Presently located in Eugene’s historic Quackenbush building, the bookstore has occupied two previous downtown locations – in the early days on the corner of 7th and Olive, and later on the 300 block of East 11th. While its location has changed, the bookstore’s mission has remained the same for nearly five decades: "to offer our customers a hand-picked and compelling general selection of new, used and antiquarian books that is not available elsewhere."