Forthcoming Books from City Lights Publishers!

Here's a list of what we're working on now, and what we're planning for the immediate future. Take a look, tell your friends and sign up to receive an email alert to let you know as soon as they become available. When you place your order, you'll receive a 30% web-only discount.




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Shaping San Francisco
A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Hidden Histories
Chris Carlsson
This historical guidebook reveals new perspectives on San Francisco, and how it came to be the way it is.
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Insult to Intelligence
Trump's Assault on American Government
Melvin A. Goodman
Former CIA senior analyst's detailed critique of Trump's impact on democracy, government, diplomacy, rule of law, and intelligence.
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Troublemaker for Justice
The Story of Bayard Rustin, the Man Behind the March on Washington
Jacqueline Houtman, Michael G Long, Walter Naegle
This biography of Bayard Rustin for young readers depicts his life of nonviolent activism and resistance.
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United States of Distraction
Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (And What We Can Do About It)
Mickey Huff, Nolan Higdon
A provocative critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and what can be done to change direction.



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