taschen author event:


We are pleased to share that we are launching our inaugural TASCHEN Author Event on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 with TASCHEN editor and author, Jessica Hundley. The experience includes a welcome drink in the TASCHEN Lounge, an intimate discussion with the author in the Discovery Theatre, and a three-course private group dinner in Botanist with Jessica Hundley.

Jessica Hundley

Jessica hundley

Jessica Hundley is the editor of TASCHEN’s The Secret Teachings of All Ages and the multivolume Library of Esoterica series. She is an author, filmmaker and journalist. She has written for the likes of Vogue, Rolling Stone, and The New York Times, and has authored books on artists including Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, and Gram Parsons.


author event timeline

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

5:00pm – Welcome drink in the TASCHEN Lounge

5:30pm – Author discussion in the Discovery Theatre

6:30pm – Three-Course Dinner in Botanist, with Jessica Hundley

Enjoy a three course course dinner beginning at 6:30pm from Executive Chef Hector Laguna for $148+ per person. Additionally, each guest will receive a personally signed copy of one of Jessica Hundley’s books. Please note that taxes and gratuity are not included in the pricing, and there is an option to include wine pairings for an additional cost.

books by jessica hundley

  • witchcraft: the library of esoterica

    Initiating readers in the fascinating and complex history of witchcraft, from the goddess mythologies of ancient cultures to the contemporary embrace of the craft by modern artists and activists, this expansive tome conjures up a breathtaking overview of an age-old tradition. Edited by Jessica Hundley, and co-edited by author, scholar, and practitioner Pam Grossman, this enthralling visual chronicle is the first of its kind, a deep dive into the complex symbologies behind witchcraft traditions, as explored through the history of art itself.

  • astrology. The library of esoterica

    From the beginning of human history, individuals across cultures and belief systems have looked to the sky for meaning. Edited by Jessica Hundley, this vibrant visual history of Western astrology is the first ever compendium of its kind, exploring the symbolic meaning behind more than 400 images, from Egyptian temples and illuminated manuscripts to contemporary art from across the globe.

  • tarot. the library of esoterica

    To explore the Tarot is to explore ourselves, to be reminded of the universality of our longing for meaning, for purpose and for a connection to the divine. Author Jessica Hundley traces this fascinating history in Tarot, the debut volume in TASCHEN’s Library of Esoterica series.

about taschen

Located on the second floor of the hotel, TASCHEN is one of only two retail locations in Canada completely dedicated to TASCHEN, the publisher of the “most beautiful books on the planet”. The new library at Fairmont Pacific Rim offers a full catalogue of TASCHEN titles.

Founded by Benedikt Taschen in 1980, today TASCHEN is renowned globally. The TASCHEN Library is open daily from 10:00am – 6:30pm (12:00pm – 5:00pm on weekends) with a team of retail experts on-hand to guide guests through the library and find the perfect coffee table book or souvenir to bring home. 

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