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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Rikki Ducornet
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 7:00 pm

reading from her new novel


published by Coffee House Press

Indie Press Night featuring Ig Publishing
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 7:00 pm

with Sean Carswell and Ron Tanner

Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbuis Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

Co-hosted by Tamara Cushway and Michael Warr. Readings by devorah major, CS Giscombe, Al Young, and Michael Warr.

Dada World Fair 2016
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 1 through Saturday, November 12, 2016

A 100th anniversary celebration of DADA

with film screenings, installations, lectures, roundtables, and performances