bookstore to remember: city lights books

city lights bookstore is on columbus ave at broadway in san francisco. it was founded in 1953 by poet lawrence ferlinghetti and peter d. martin. the rebellious and smart edge of the beatniks can still be felt in the store’s ambiance today. city lights was the united states’ first all-paperback bookstore. it has everything you…

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bookstore to remember: the booksmith

the booksmith is in san francisco’s haight-ashbury neighborhood and owned by christin evans and her husband, praveen madan. it is right across from zam zam, one of my favorite bars that i went to on my last trip there. the staff at the booksmith were very friendly and helpful. while there, i grabbed truman capote by george…

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from my bookshelf: cool gray city of love by gary kamiya

papercut gary kimya describes san francisco’s past, present, and future in vivid detail, peppered with personal anecdotes. i love the way he hones in on different particular neighborhoods and individuals which make up san francisco. it gives a tourist like me hope that someday i can learn the city better and absorb even just a…

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where i went: san francisco

required reading: cool grey city of love: 49 views of san francisco by gary kamiya  where i ate & drank: revelry bistro – an intimate and cozy french bistro. the wine and charcuterie plate was just what i needed after a long flight. blue bottle coffee shop – the cold brew was the perfect jolt i…

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