To kick off our 2022–2023 season, MBPR hosted an in-person event at Open Book, our first
since spring of 2020! Our panel featured three paper and printing professionals discussing, of
course, paper, printing, supply and demand, and scheduling, and their effects on the local
Elizabeth Cleveland represents the US Midwest for Friesens Corporation, a Canadian-based
book manufacturer. At the age of twelve, Elizabeth knew she wanted a career in books. She
visited her dad at work and watched as he deliberated over covers for a catalogue. It was the
coolest thing she could imagine, picking a cover for a book! She likes to think she’s continuing
her dad’s legacy by representing such a professional company as Friesens, which genuinely
understands the importance of high-quality book-making. Elizabeth is based in the Twin Cities,
where she’s lived her whole life, and has worked in various print and publishing roles.
Rachel Holscher is the director of design & digital publisher services at Bookmobile in
Northeast Minneapolis. She has been with the company for twenty-three years and oversees
design, layout, print buying, and eBook conversion and distribution. The design & digital team
works with a wide array of publishers and authors in a variety of ways, from full production and
print management to providing a few of their services on an à la carte basis. They are grateful to
partner with wonderful publishers in Minneapolis such as Graywolf Press, Coffee House Press,
Milkweed Editions, Gryphon Press, Button Poetry, and the University of Minnesota Press.
Dave Lundell is a specification representative at Anchor Paper in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and has
been with the company for more than sixteen years. His main focus is working with the design
community on solutions for packaging and printing paper projects. He also runs the sample
department at Anchor and works closely with mill reps in an effort to find the best paper for each
Members can listen to the full panel discussion in the Resources area on the MBPR website.