During the Friday morning breakfast at the 2019 Winter Institute, lucky bookstore Amy’s Bookcase in Farmington, New Mexico, won the opportunity to have New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein create a custom illustration of the store.
Eckstein was at Winter Institute to promote his new book, The Illustrated History of the Snowman: A Pictorial Celebration (Globe Pequot Press). Many booksellers know Eckstein from his 2016 title, Footnotes From the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments From Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers (Clarkson Potter).
During the institute, Eckstein illustrated a number of events, including the following:
Erin Morgenstern and Margaret Atwood
The Bookshop Band
Panelists from a Winter Institute education session
The Ingram Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres Open Reception