Tag Archives: Jack Kerouac

Blackwell’s Bookshop Celebrates 60 Years of City Lights Publishing in Oxford

On Wednesday, June 3, Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford, a wonderful bookstore located on Broad Street in Oxford, put together a program to celebrate 60 years of City Lights Publishing. The event featured local poets reading works from Jack Kerouac, Allen … Continue reading

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The City Lights Books of Jack Kerouac

Most people think of Jack Kerouac as a novelist – and rightly so. His era-defining On the Road, foremost among a score of his other novels, is still in print after nearly sixty years and has become shorthand for the literary … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Gerald Nicosia

Welcome back to 5 Questions, our quasi-weekly querying of authors who visit City Lights Bookstore, whether it be a reading, discussion, or performance. This Tuesday, October 28th, Gerald Nicosia will be here to read from his new book of poems, … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: “Mexico Rooftop” by Jack Kerouac

from Pomes All Sizes MEXICO ROOFTOP It’s blue-with a pink movie neon E-changing in the jungle sky where rats havent chanced to swamp the mudstilt builders, bur Who climbed, the builders, and made it the High plateau So’s on October … Continue reading

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Trailer: Big Sur, the Film

This month, playing at The San Francisco International Film Festival is Big Sur, a film based on the 1962 autobiographical novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The novel’s a classic, one that City Lights staff member Don calls, … Continue reading

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A Jack Kerouac Time Machine: John Suiter’s Photo-Essay on Lowell, MA By Garrett Caples

Like Jack Kerouac, I spent much of my childhood being Catholic in Lowell, MA.  Unlike Kerouac, this was in the ’70s; he was dead, and you would have searched in vain for any sign of recognition from the city that … Continue reading

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City Lights Bookstore Monthly Bestsellers List

Don’t know what to read? We always have a recommendation or two for you. And so do our customers. Here’s the top ten list of books people have been compelled to pick up from us this month. You may find … Continue reading

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The City Lights Monthly Bestsellers

1. I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press) 2. The Sea is My Brother by Jack Kerouac (Da Capo) 3. Pablo Tac, Indigenous Scholar by Lisbeth Haas, Pablo Tac (Candlewick Press) 4. A Hologram for the King … Continue reading

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