City Lights Readings and Events

 

City Lights hosts weekly events with authors from across the publishing world. Though we may once again be open for business, due to health restrictions and social distancing, we are unable to bring together groupings of people inside the store. As a result, we've moved our events online. Click on the listings below to learn more about our virtual calendar, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for regular updates. We hope to someday resume our live calendar when conditions allow.

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City Lights Authors on the Road

No Fascist USA!
Hilary Moore, James Tracy

No Fascist USA! Discussion Series, Talk #2 - Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Edward Onaci
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Saturday, August 8th, 12PM PT/3PM ET

The 2nd of 4 talks about anti-fascist movements and street-level organizing, with Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Edward Onaci.

Event co-sponsored by Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia.


Sunday, August 9th, 2:00PM
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.


Uche Nduka and Sophia Dahlin: Celebrating City Lights Spotlights Series Vol. 19 & 20
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

reading from

Facing You/Spotlight #19, by Uche Nduka

Natch/Spotlight #20, by Sophia Dhalin



       

Readings at the Bookstore

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No Fascist USA!
Hilary Moore, James Tracy

No Fascist USA! Discussion Series, Talk #2 - Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Edward Onaci
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Saturday, August 8th, 12PM PT/3PM ET

The 2nd of 4 talks about anti-fascist movements and street-level organizing, with Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Edward Onaci.

Event co-sponsored by Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia.


No Fascist USA! Discussion Series, Talk #4 - Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Susan Reverby
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Saturday, August 27th, 9AM PT / 12PM ET

The 4th of 4 talks about anti-fascist movements w/ Hilary Moore, James Tracy, and Susan Reverby.

Event co-sponsored by Carmichael's Bookstore (Louisville) and Louisville SURJ.



ATOMIC DOCTORS
James L Nolan

The Bomb: Understanding its History and the Hope for a Nuclear-Free Future
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Sunday, August 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m. PST | 6:00 p.m. EST

with Fred Kaplan, James L Nolan Jr., Dr. Tova Fuller & Dr. Robert Gould (of San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility) 



Bernard-Henri Levy in conversation with Adam Gopnik
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET

City Lights in conjunction with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and Yale University Press celebrate the release of Bernard-Henri Levy's new book: The Virus in the Age of Madness



Being Property Once Myself
Joshua Bennett

Joshua Bennett in conversation with Tongo Eisen Martin, Jesse McCarthy, and Simone White
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET

discussing Joshua Bennett's new book

Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man

published by Belknap Press / Harvard University Press



ANARCHO BLACKNESS
Marquis Bey

Marquis Bey in conversation with Andrew Cutrone
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

discussing

Anarcho-Blackness: Notes Toward a Black Anarchism

published by AK Press



THE TREE & THE VINE
Dola de Jong

The Tree and the Vine: The Queer Fiction of Dola de Jong
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 12 noon p.m. PST / 3:00 p.m. EST

Editor Kristen Gehrman in conversation with Jennifer Croft



Martin Jay in conversation with Paul Breines
This is a virtual event to be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday August August 25, 2020, 6pm PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

discussing Martin Jay's new book

Splinters in Your Eye: Frankfurt School Provocations

Presented by City Lights Booksellers in conjunction with the UC Berkeley Program in Critical Theory and Verso Books



Ishmael Reed with Tennesee Reed
This is a virtual event to be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

Each reading from their new books of poetry

published by Dalkey Archive



Héctor Tobar in conversation with Oscar Villalon
This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT / 9:00 p.m. ET

discussing Héctor Tobar's new book

The Last Great Road Bum

published by Farrar Straus Giroux



Hari Kunzru
This virtual event will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Thursday, September 3, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

reading from his new book

Red Pill: a novel

published by Alfred Knopf



The Real American Dirt: Roberto Lovato in conversation with Myriam Gurba
This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

celebrating the release of Roberto Lovato's new book

Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas

published by Harper Collins



Jenny Bhatt in conversation with Devi S. Laskar
This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

discussing Janny Bhatt's new book

EACH OF US KILLERS: stories

published by 7.13 Books



Kerri Arsenault in conversation with Kurt Andersen
This is a virtual event to be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

discussing two new books

Mill Town: Reckoning With What Remains, by Kerri Arsenault

Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History, by Kurt Andersen

 



Uche Nduka and Sophia Dahlin: Celebrating City Lights Spotlights Series Vol. 19 & 20
Event will be held on Zoom. Click the link in the event description for info.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

reading from

Facing You/Spotlight #19, by Uche Nduka

Natch/Spotlight #20, by Sophia Dhalin



Eileen Myles
This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:00 p.m. PT | 9:00 p.m. ET

reading from her new book

For Now

published by Yale University Press