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, May 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

Cruel Futures

City Lights Spotlight Series No. 17

Opening reading by Barbara Jane Reyes.

 


Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way

by Charles Bukowski

published by City Lights Books

 


City Lights Authors on the Road
Berkeley, CA: KPFA Benefit

Rochester, NY: Barnes & Noble at RIT

Berkeley, CA: The Brower Center - Goldman Theater

Berkeley, CA: The Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

Berkeley, CA: Bay Area Book Festival

San Francisco, CA: West Portal Bookshop

Tulsa, OK: Book Smart

Stillwater, OK: Stillwater Public Library

Bellingham, WA: Garden Street Methodist Church

Bellingham, WA: Fairhaven College's World Issues Forum

Seattle, WA: University Book Store

Sausalito, CA: Book Passage

San Francisco, CA: Green Arcade

Berkeley, CA: Moe's Books

Santa Cruz, CA: University of California Santa Cruz, Humanities Lecture Hall 206

Oakland, CA: East Bay Booksellers

San Francisco, CA: Arkipelago Books

Rowe, MA, Rowe Center

Minneapolis, MN: First Unitarian Society

Readings at City Lights Bookstore
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Bookseller, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Rita Bullwinkel celebrates the release of (continued)

Belly Up

from A Strange Object Press


Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change

from Verso Books


Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

Opening Statement by Jale Yoldas (Goethe Institut) with guest appearances by  Alan Black, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, and Richard Walker. Moderated by Frederick Young(continued)


Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of her new book (continued)

Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms

from Feminist Press


Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

Double Vision: The Unerring Eye of Art World Avatars Dominique and John de Menil

published by Alfred Knopf


Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from new poetry (continued)

 


Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent

from University of Chicago Press


Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m., Goethe Institut San Francisco, 530 Bush St #204, San Francisco, CA 94108 - Admission Free

The Goethe Institut San Francisco in conjunction with City Lights Booksellers and New York Review Books present an evening re-exploring the classic work of German writer Alfred Döblin. (continued)

 


Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating new books by Dan Hoy and Abraham Smith (continued)


Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of his new book (continued)

Bullshit Jobs

from Simon and Schuster


Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

celebrating the release of (continued)

small siren 

by Alexandra Mattraw 

published by The Cultural Society


Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

reading from (continued)

There There

published by Alfred Knopf


Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of her new book (continued)

Undocumented Lives The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

from Harvard University Press


Thursday, June 21, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing the subject of her new book (continued)

As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation

by William C. Anderson and Zoé Samudzi with a foreword by Mariame Kaba


Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

discussing Glen David Gold's new memoir (continued)

I Will Be Complete

from Alfred Knopf

This event is co-sponsored by Zyzzyva


Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco

with Veronica Scott Esposito, Charlie Jane Anders, and Craig Santos Perez (continued)