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

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Mark Bray
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

from Melville House


 
George Lakey
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

presenting a talk titled

A NATION DIVIDED: What can we learn from the Nordics?



A.J. Lees on William S. Burroughs (POSTPONED until 2018)
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

(POSTOPONED until 2018)


 
Brian "B+" Cross in conversation with Jeff Chang
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed 

published by University of Texas Press



*Logic ISSUE 3: JUSTICE Launch Party @ The Canessa Gallery
Canessa Gallery, 708 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Saturday, December 2, 2017, 6 pm.

Hosted by Ben Tarnoff with Angèle Christin, Sam Greenspan, and Gillian Terzis


 
ZYZZYVA Winter Issue Celebration
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrating the 111th issue of America's premier literary journal. This issue's theme is art and resistance amid turmoil.



Danielle Allen
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Monday, December 4, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing her new book

Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.

from Liveright Books ( a division of W.W. Norton)


 
David Harvey
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of his new book

Marx, Capital, and the Madness of Economic Reason

from Oxford University Press



Sam Sax & D.A. Powell
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of Sam Sax's new poetry collection

MADNESS

published by Penguin Books


  Ithuriel's Spear @ City Lights
City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

with new releases from

Hilton Obenzinger and Tony Robles (poetry), and Richard Schwarzenberger (short stories) and special guest appearance by Sin Sorocco



Eugenio F. Granell Tribute
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with David Coulter and Garett Caples

celebrating the release of

The Novel of the Tupinamba Indian

by Eugenio F. Granell

published by City Lights Books


 
Matthew McIntosh
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

theMystery.doc

published by Grove Press



Michael Hardt in conversation with Joshua Clover
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

discussing the subject of Michael Hardt's new book

Assembly

Co-authored with Antonio Negri

from Oxford University Press


  A Special Screening of BARNEY'S WALL (A Film By Sandy Gotham Meehan and William Cole)
The Rovie Theater, 3117 16th Street, between Valencia and Guerrero, San Francisco (Admission: $12.00)
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

with appearance by Sandy Gotham Meehan inconversation with City Lights' Paul Yamazaki and Zyzzyva's Oscar Villalon