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Remembering Daniel Abdal Hayy Moore, July 30, 1940 – April 18, 2016

By Nancy Peters Thinking of Daniel recently, I found in my bookcase a treasured copy of his poetry book Dawn Visions, which City Lights published in 1964. It is one of 50 limited-edition copies, the covers of which Daniel had … 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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Remembering Al Bendich, the Lawyer that won the “Howl” Trial

On June 3rd, 1957, an undercover customs officer entered City Lights Bookstore and purchased a copy of Howl and Other Poems (1956) by Allen Ginsberg. He promptly arrested Shig Murao, the store’s manager. And later Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the publisher of … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week: Howl on Trial, edited by Bill Morgan & Nancy J. Peters

In solidarity with our friends in the book community during Banned Books Week; the librarians, authors, journalists, bookstores, publishers, teachers, and most importantly – readers, the City Lights crew would like to share the infamous history of Howl on Trial: … Continue reading

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