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

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Like a Dog
Tara Jepsen

Saturday, June 2nd, 12:45PM
London, United Kingdom: Bartlett School of Architecture UCL


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

POSTPONED until Fall 2018

 

 



Loaded
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Wednesday, September 5th, 6pm
Albuquerque, NM: Bookworks

Thursday, September 27, time TBD
Minneapolis, MN: First Unitarian Society


Thursday, September 27th, Time TBA
Minneapolis, MN: First Unitarian Society


       

Readings at the Bookstore

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The Displaced
Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen, Thi Bui and Meron Hadero
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

 discuss their new anthology

The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

from Abrams Image



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

celebrating new books by Dan Hoy and Abraham Smith



Bullshit Jobs
David Graeber

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

discussing the subject of his new book

Bullshit Jobs

from Simon and Schuster



small siren

Alexandra Mattraw with Tiff Dressen and Norman Fischer
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

celebrating the release of

small siren 

by Alexandra Mattraw 

published by The Cultural Society



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

reading from

There There

published by Alfred Knopf



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

POSTPONED until Fall 2018

 

 



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

discussing the subject of his new book

ENERGY: A Human History

published by Simon and Schuster



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

discussing the subject of her new book (with Aura Bogado)

Undocumented Lives The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

from Harvard University Press



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

discussing the subject of her new book

As Black as Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation

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



Glen David Gold in conversation with Oscar Villalon
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

discussing Glen David Gold's new memoir

I Will Be Complete

from Alfred Knopf

This event is co-sponsored by Zyzzyva



Who Will Speak For America?
City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

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