Readings at the Bookstore

City Lights has an ongoing series of readings and events, usually at least one or two each week during the Winter, Spring, and Fall. Our online calendar is updated regularly, but if you want to be sure not to miss out on anything, be sure to sign up for our Newsletter to receive weekly updates on what's happening at the bookstore.

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and take place at City Lights Bookstore | 261 Columbus Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94133
For more information, call us at 415-362-8193 | Map & Directions

Subscribe on iTunes to our podcast series, Live From City Lights–broadcasting events & interviews from City Lights.

 


 

 

Incantatory Prophet: Raúl Zurita / Norma Cole and Forrest Gander in conversation
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

INRI

by Raúl Zurita, translated by William Rowe, forward by Norma Cole

published by New York Review Books


  Jessica Trounstine
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of her new book

Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities

from Cambridge University Press



Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

reading from her new novel

Sketchtasy

from Arsenal Pulp Press


  The Fiction of Amparo Dávila
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Audrey Harris and Matt Gleeson in conversation

celebrating the release of

The Houseguest: Fiction By Amparo Dávila

published by New Directions Publishing



Douglas Rushkoff
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Team Human

published by W.W. Norton


  Sally Wen Mao
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

reading and in conversation with Jennifer S. Cheng

celebrating the release of

Oculus: Poems

published by Graywolf Press

 



Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 7pm
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Bookstore

  Saturday, February 2nd, 8:00-9:00pm
San Francisco, CA: SF Library, Main Branch

City Lights presents "The Poetic City" at the Night of Ideas. This event will be held at the San Francisco Public Library's Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street. Participants include: Julien Poirier, Kim Shuck, Tongo Eisen-Martin & more