City Lights Readings and Events

Our weekly reading series at the bookstore features new authors from across the publishing world. Across the nation, our authors are constantly on tour. Below are short listings for both events at the store, and authors on the road. For more information, click onto the event title.

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City Lights Authors at City Lights Books
Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Garrett Caples, Derek Fenner, Brian Lucas, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Micah Ballard, Sophia Dahlin, and Terry Taplin (continued)

celebrating the release of

Arcana: A Stephen Jonas Reader

published by City Lights Books


Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:00PM, City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from his new book poems (continued)

More Gone

Volume 18 in the City Lights Spotlight Series


Independence, Kansas: William Inge Theatre

New York, NY: McNally Jackson Booksellers

City Lights Authors on the Road
Seattle, WA: Elliott Bay Book Company

El Cajon, CA: Grossmont College

(continued)


New York, NY: Bluestockings

New York, NY: The New School University Center

Philadelphia, PA: Penn Book Center

Madison, WI: Mystery to Me

Chicago, IL: Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

Chicago, IL: Volumes Bookcafe

New York, NY: Poets House, Elizabeth Kray Hall

New York, NY: Poets House

Harrisburg, PA: Midtown Scholar Bookstore

Sebastopol, CA: North Bay Letterpress Arts

Philadelphia, PA: Wooden Shoe Books & Records

Reno, NV: Sundance Books and Music

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Book Store

New York, NY: Word Up

Provincetown, MA: East End Books Ptown

Readings at City Lights Bookstore
Sunday, April 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the eagerly awaited re-release of his seminal novel (continued)

Negrophobia: An Urban Parable

published by New York Review Books


Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Light Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of their new book (continued)

Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures

published by Duke University Press


Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from (continued)

Mitochondrial Night: Poems

from Coffee House Press


Monday, April 29, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of her book (continued)

Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage

published by Turtle Point Press


Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Heather Dundas in conversation with David Wade (continued)


Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers & Publishers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

Southern Nights Trilogy: Night People, Arise and Walk, Baby Cat Face

from Seven Stories Press


Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of her new novel (continued)

The Unpassing

published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel

published by Verso Books


Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Hosted by ZYZZYVA Managing Editor Oscar Villalon (continued)

with Cate Lycurgus, Dean Rader, Jordan Kantor, Rusty Morrison, and Mira Rosenthal


Sunday, May 12, 2019, 5:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from and speaking about (continued)

All the Land

published by Seagull Books

copresented by Goethe Institut San Francisco


Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of her new novel (continued)

Permission

published by Coach House Books


Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Bookseller, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from and discussing her new novel (continued)

The Old Drift

from Hogarth Books


Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

Lanny: a novel

from Graywolf Press


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency

from Princeton University Press


Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading poetry from (continued)

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems

from Panhandler Books


Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

from MIT Press


Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

with David Trinidad, Amy Gerstler, D.A.  Powell, Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, Randall Mann, and Roberto Bedoya (continued)


Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Light Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of her new book (continued)

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

from Bloomsbury Books


Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

Nightingales in Berlin:Searching for the Perfect Sound  from University of Chicago Press

IrRational Music from Terra Nova Books