Readings at the Bookstore

City Lights has an ongoing series of readings and events, usually at least one or two each week. 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 Events 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

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Book Party for John Coletti: Tuesday, November 25, 7:00PM
San Francisco, CA: City Lights Books

Celebrating the release of

Deep Code

No. 12 in the City Lights Spotlight Series!


 
Bill Berkson
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

reading from his new poetry collection

Expect Delays

from Coffee House Press



James Laughlin Double Feature: A Tribute
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 4rth, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

City Lights celebrates the release of two new books:

The Collected Poems Of James Laughlin

Literchoor Is My Beat: A Life of James Laughlin


 
On Language and Place: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Peter Turchi
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

Both celebrate new book releases from Trinity University Press



An evening with Peter Dale Scott
City Lights Booksellers , 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

Discussing the subject of his new book

The American Deep State Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy

from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers


  A Voice From the Underworld: Crime, Labor, Power, and the end of the Barbary Coast
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

with Ivy Anderson, Devon Angus, Pat Kadyk, Chris Carlson, and a special performance by Hazy Loper



David Calonne discussing Henry Miller
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 7:00 P.M.

celebrating the release of a new book about Henry Miller from Reaktion Press