City Lights Merchandise

Get City Lights gear for yourself, your friends and your family, far and near!
Our classic black t-shirt and black tote bag are the perennial favorites, but don't overlook our  onesies, baseball caps, posters and more.
 
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Apparel



City Lights Bandana

$12.00

Whether you use a bandana to tie up your hair, keep the sun off your neck, or to add a protective layer over your face mask, we've got you covered.

Featuring a striking book motif, our bandanas are 100% cotton, 22 x 22", pre-washed and individually packaged, ready to wear and show your City Lights Pride!


Kerouac Alley Shoulder Bag

$25.00

This sturdy canvas shoulder bag features a whimsical depiction of the scene in Jack Kerouac Alley, when our next-door neighbor, Vesuvio Café, has their tables out in the alley for outdoor service. 

Life is good when folks can buy a book from City Lights and then sit down to read over a coffee or a beer at Vesuvio, a classic North Beach experience. Legendary San Francisco artist Jeremy Fish created this beautiful drawing for City Lights and Vesuvio, donating it to us in a gesture of support as we struggle to keep the lights on. We're so grateful, and really thrilled to be able to offer this unique tribute to the special character of historic North Beach.

The top says "You can't beat North Beach," and along the bottom, "At the corner of Columbus & Kerouac in San Francisco."

 


Ferlinghetti Centennial T-Shirt

$20.00

Wear a piece of history! Designed specifcially for our Ferlinghetti at 100 celebrations on March 24, 2019. Ferlinghetti at 100 logo on the front, City Lights logo on the back. 100% cotton/preshrunk unisex tee. Available in S, M, L.




City Lights Storefront T-Shirt

$20.00

NEW! City Lights Storefront silkscreened on an American Apparel 100% cotton/preshrunk unisex tee. Available in XS, S, M, L, and XL.




City Lights Classic T-Shirt

$20.00

A truly stylish black t-shirt. City Lights logo in center of shirt. American Apparel 100% cotton/Preshrunk. Available in S, M, L, and XL.




Free Thinkers T-shirt

$20.00

White t-shirt with a silkscreen of Lawrence Ferlinghetti's handwriting that reads "City Lights: A Community Center for Books and Free Thinkers". Back reads "City Lights Books, San Francisco" in small text. American Apparel 100% cotton/Preshrunk. Available in XS, S, M, L, and XL.




City Lights Howl T-Shirt

$20.00

Front of t-shirt features the original cover of Allen Ginsberg's book Howl and Other Poems; Back features three words from the eternally famous first lines of "Howl": "Starving, Hysterical, Naked." White, American Apparel 100% combed cotton. Available in S, M, L and XL.




Howl Onesie

$20.00

Must-have apparel for every Beat baby! This soft, comfortable, 100% cotton American Apparel onesie is for wee City Lights fans aged 6-12 months. The onesie is white with Howl printed in black on front and City Lights logo on back.


Beat Baby Onesie

$20.00

Must-have apparel for every Beat baby! This soft, comfortable, 100% cotton American Apparel onesie is for wee City Lights fans aged 6-12 months. The onesie is black with silver City Lights logo.


City Lights Storefront/Logo Shoulder Bag
TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE

$25.00

Sturdy white bag. Storefront on one side. City Lights logo on other side. Velcro closure, 100% cotton, made in the U.S.

Temporarily unavailable

City Lights Shoulder Bag

$25.00

Sturdy black bag reads: "City Lights Bookstore San Francisco" with Logo. Velcro closure, 100% cotton, made in the U.S.


City Lights Howl Shoulder Bag

$25.00

Sturdy white bag. Howl book cover on one side. Reads: "Starving, Hysterical, Naked," on other side. Velcro closure, 100% cotton, made in the U.S.


Black HOWL Baseball Cap

$20.00

Soft and comfy 100% cotton cap reads: "HOWL". One size fits all.


City Lights Baseball Cap

$20.00

Soft and comfy black cotton cap reads: "City Lights Books" with Logo. One size fits all.

 

Posters



Mule Kick Blues Poster

$25.00

In honor of the upcoming final book of poems by Beat Generation legend Michael McClure, we present a lush silkscreen print of the cover, made in Oakland, CA on high-quality, 100 lb. matte cover stock. Doubles as a sign of Democratic enthusiasm! This edition is limited to 20 copies. 

Mule Kick Blues is being published April 2020 by City Lights Publishers.

Poster is 18" x 24" 

Temporarily unavailable

Jack Kerouac & Neal Cassady City Lights Poster

$10.00

Road-trippers and best friends, Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady in a sepiatone photo from 1949. Photo by Carolyn Cassady.
Poster is 32" x 23"

 

Miscellaneous



City Lights Gift Bundle - Black History Month Edition

$50.00

A collection of 6 titles published by City Lights to celebrate: Black History is American History! A $97 value.

Included in the bundle are:

The Language of Saxophones: Pocket Poets No. 57 by Kamau Daaood
Troublemaker for Justice by Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegle, and Michael G. Long
Free Enterprise by Michelle Cliff
The Black History of the White House by Clarence Lusane
Have Black Lives Ever Mattered? by Mumia Abu-Jamal
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, A New Critical Edition by Angela Y. Davis
 


City Lights Gift Bundle - SF Edition

$50.00

A bundle of 6 titles published by City Lights, for those with a special place in their heart for our city, and for us! Available for the special low-price of $50. A $94 value! 

Included in the bundle are:

San Francisco Chinatown: A Guide to its History and Architecture by Philip P. Choy;
Free Enterprise by Michelle Cliff;
The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Guidebook by Bill Morgan;
Robert Duncan in San Francisco by Michael Rumaker;
On to the Next Dream by Paul Madonna;
San Francisco Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti 


City Lights Swag Bag

$30.00

This one's for the out-of-towners who couldn't make the trip to San Francisco this time around. The swag bag contains 3 items in a signature City Lights tote of your choice; all exclusive items only available at our store:

- "HOWL" bumper sticker, Pocket Poets Series blank journal, and City Lights button.

*Choose the tote bag you want from the drop-down menu below before purchasing*

 

 




City Lights Blank Journal: Pocket Poets Series Edition

$10.00

Celebrate Lawrence Ferlinghetti's famed Pocket Poets Series with this new blank journal! All 61 volumes featured on the front, with a note about the series' origins inside the cover.

128 blank pages in a notebook the same classic size as all the volumes in the series.

Available only on citylights.com or at City Lights Bookstore.




City Lights Blank Journal

$10.00

The City Lights Blank Journal, available only on our website and at City Lights Bookstore!

 
 

Gift Certificates



City Lights $25 Gift Card

$25.00


City Lights $50 Gift Card

$50.00


City Lights $100 Gift Card

$100.00