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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Karl Ove Knausgaard Book Signing
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Monday, May 4, 2015, 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

author of the critically acclaimed

My Struggle

visits City Lights


  Zyzzyva's Cinco de Mayo Party
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

one of the country's finest literary journals

celebrates a new issue

with Jim Gavin, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Kyle Boelte, and James Warner

hosted by Oscar Villalon



Jim Nisbet returns to City Lights
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
Thursday, May 7, 2015, Cocktails 6:30, Reading 7:00 P.M.

reading from

The Price of the Ticket

from Overlook Press


 
Keith P. Feldman
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

discussing his new book

A Shadow over Palestine:
The Imperial Life of Race in America

from University of Minnesota Press



Emily Schultz
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

reading from

The Blondes

from St. Martins Press

with a special appearance by Ruth Galm and Rachel Khong

Hosted by Kara Levy, San Francisco editor of Joyland Magazine


 
A rare appearance by PEACHES
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

in conversation with Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens

celebrating the release of Peaches' new book

What Else Is in the Teaches of Peaches

from Akashic Books



Greg Proops
3rd Floor McRroskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market Street, (at Gough Street), San Francisco
Thursday, May 21, 2015, Doors 6:30, Event 7:00 P.M.

City Lights and The Green Arcade present

Greg Proops

celebrating his new book

The Smartest Book In The World

from Simon & Schuster


 
Stephen Kessler
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

celebrating the release of three new books:

Where Was I?

Need I Say More?

and

Forbidden Pleasures



Banning Eyre discussing the life and music of Thomas Mapfumo
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

celebrating the new book

Lion Songs: Thomas Mapfumo and the Music That Made Zimbabwe

from Duke University Press


 
Red Hen Press @ City Lights
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

with Ron Carlson, Dean Kostos and Amy Uyematsu reading from their poetry



Ben Hedin & Radio Silence Magazine
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 7:00 P.M.

Ben Hedin

reads from and discusses

In Search of the Movement

published by City Lights.