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5 Questions with Alexander Maksik, Author of Shelter in Place

On Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at City Lights, we were thrilled to welcome Alexander Maksik and join him in celebrating his new book, Shelter in Place from Europa Editions. Alexander answered our five questions. More about him, and his answers, … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Okey Ndibe, Author of Never Look an American in the Eye

On Thursday, October 18th at 7pm, we are thrilled to welcome back the acclaimed Okey Ndibe to City Lights Bookstore. Okey will be discussing and celebrating the release of his new book, Never Look an American in the Eye: A … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Elizabeth Crane, Author of The History of Great Things

Author Elizabeth Crane is at City Lights this Tuesday, April 12, celebrating her new book, The History of Great Things: A Novel, published by Harper Perennial. She’ll be in conversation with Eden Lepucki. Matthew Zapruder will be the master of … Continue reading

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Julien Poirier and the Art of the Poetry Album

By Garrett Caples I’ve been thinking lately about the poetry album as a form of art, prompted in part by the wonderful biographical account Kyla Marshell wrote of the late Sarah Webster Fabio, “The Mother of Black Studies,” for the … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Greg Jackson, Author of Prodigals

City Lights is proud to welcome author Greg Jackson to our bookstore on Thursday, March 10, 2016. He’ll be reading from his new book, Prodigals: Stories, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Greg answered a specially tailored version of our … Continue reading

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Planet News – February 23

“The storefront church is tiny, but attracts worshipers from around the world because of its Sunday performances of music by saxophone legend John Coltrane, still a towering figure in jazz nearly 50 years after his death. “Archbishop and co-founder Franzo … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore Bestsellers for November 2015

HARDCOVER TOP 10 BESTSELLERS FOR NOVEMBER 2015 1. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights) 2. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore Bestsellers for October 2015

HARDCOVER TOP 10 BESTSELLERS FOR OCTOBER 2015 1. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights) 2. Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960-2010 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Liveright) 3. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore Bestsellers for September 2015

HARDCOVER BESTSELLERS FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 1. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition, edited by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (City Lights) 2. Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries Who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! by … Continue reading

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“What does the world hate more / than women / in public?” – on Elaine Kahn’s new collection

Elaine Kahn‘s recent release in the City Lights Spotlight Series, profiling innovative contemporary poetry, is Women in Public. The book explores the constructs and complications of identity through the consumption of commodity and of the body, and the war simultaneously … Continue reading

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