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 on the Road

The Grave on the Wall
Brandon Shimoda

Monday, July 29th, 7:30PM
Portland, OR: Powell's City of Books

The Stone Building and Other Places
Aslı Erdoğan

Thursday, August 22nd, 7pm
New York, NY: McNally Jackson Booksellers


Readings at the Bookstore

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

discussing the subject of her new book

Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life

from Bloomsbury Books

David Rothenberg in conversation with Elliott Sharp
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

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

IrRational Music from Terra Nova Books

No events in July or August
event calendar resumes in September

fall author appearances will include Kim Shuck, Susan Steinberg, Matthew Zapruder, Janaka Stucky, Isabel Tree, Mickey Huff, and more...