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City Lights Resistance Reading List

Created in the wake of the November election, our newest bookstore section, “Pedagogies of Resistance,” is designed to act as an educational course in revolutionary competence. These texts build upon one another to highlight the motivations, ideas, successes, and failures … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Jim Nisbet, Author of The Syracuse Codex

We’re pleased to welcome back Jim Nisbet to City Lights, this time to celebrate the release of his latest book in paperback, The Syracuse Codex, published by Overlook Press. He answered our 5 questions! More about Jim, and his answers, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with John Freeman, Editor of Freeman’s: Family

We very glad to welcome back John Freeman to City Lights this week! He’ll be celebrating, along with¬†Garnette Cadogan, the new issue of his anthology of new writing, Freeman’s, published by Grove Press. This second issue, Family, features never-before-published stories, … Continue reading

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Tears . . . and a Smile

By Mumia Abu-Jamal [col. writ. 11/11/16] ¬©’16 Mumia Abu-Jamal For many across America, the presidential election has left them distraught, awash with anxiety, fear and even dread. It seems surreal. A candidate caught on tape, saying what he said, who … Continue reading

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Ralph Nader Talks Breaking Through Power and more on Democracy Now!

Ralph Nader appeared on Demorcacy Now! on Monday, September 19th with Amy Goodman. In the interview, Nader talks about the exclusion of third-party candidates from the upcoming first presidential debate, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and his new book, Breaking Through … Continue reading

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City Lights Author Henry A. Giroux Interviewed by Julian Casablancas for Rolling Stone

Henry A. Giroux is the author of 3 City Lights publications. His newest is America at War With Itself, part of our Open Media Series which is dedicated to publishing books in solidarity with social movements promoting greater freedom, justice, … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Absurd

By Mumia Abu-Jamal   When I was a young Panther, a tiny, bald, blue-eyed Frenchman came to visit the national headquarters in Berkeley, California. David Hilliard, the Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party, greeted him briefly, and then … Continue reading

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Michelle Tea & Rabih Alameddine Remember Justin Chin

City Lights opens its Fall events season this Thursday, September 8 at 7PM with a special tribute to a cherished Bay Area poet. Join us as we celebrate the life and works of Justin Chin and a new book, Justin … Continue reading

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Juan Felipe Herrera’s Casa de Colores: Digging Through the Library of Congress Archives

Juan Felipe Herrera is currently in his second term as U.S. Poet Laureate. Among his projects is “Casa de Colores,” which apart from being a collaborative poem with all peoples and all voices, also involves webcasts of Juan Felipe going … Continue reading

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Beautiful Chaos Selected as the 2016 One City One Book

The City Lights Foundation is thrilled to announce that Carey Perloff’s Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater has been selected as San Francisco’s One City One Book! City Lights is proud to join forces with the San Francisco Public … Continue reading

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