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City Lights Bookstore

City Lights Bookstore

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Chinatown, San Francisco
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  • rayon
  • books
  • poetry section
  • beat generation
  • allen ginsberg
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  • Francois P.
    Francois PichardAoût 1, 2012
    Baladez vous dans les étages et les rayons de cette boutique culte ; vous pouvez même en profiter pr acheter un livre (soyons fou ;) )
  • Savoteur
    SavoteurAoût 2, 2016
    City Lights is a can't-miss for its historic past. The bookstore and non-profit publisher focuses on progressive works and printed locally authored collections like Allen Ginsberg's famous Howl. En savoir plus
    A voté pour il y a Il y a 1 semaine
  • Dillon C.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Dillon ChenJanvier 9, 2015
    If you like to browse your books late at night, this is the place to go. Open till midnight. Staff is super helpful, they don't turn to a computer straight away to find something.
  • Eric S.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Eric SabbanAvril 8, 2017
    Very special, old bookstore. Be sure to spend your time downstairs: it's roomier, not rushed, and have very interesting material. In the post-bookstore era, this one reminds you how great they can be.
    A voté pour il y a 8 Dec 2023
  • Anna K.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Anna K.Mars 16, 2016
    Independent bookstore-publisher est. 1953 and became widely known after publishing Allen Ginsberg in 1956. Today, you can buy all kinds of books here.
  • Dean M.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Dean MoriartyFévrier 7, 2017
    If your looking for something new, hip or different. If you're lost and looking for a bible that's significant towards the development of your personal mythology..look no further.
  • Brian S.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Brian StraussAoût 14, 2016
    A legend still doing high volume. Fun to see that they can assert a strong literary perspective in their recommendations and staff picks offline, in today's best seller, Amazon universe.
  • KaitlinIcône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    KaitlinMars 7, 2017
    A charming, expansive store! Great selection of fiction, political works, literary magazines, and poetry -- plus friendly, helpful staff.
  • Sravanti T.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Sravanti TekumallaJuillet 9, 2018
    The loveliest bookstore in SF. The gems are in the nooks and crannies. Very extensive non-fiction section with place to sit downstairs.
  • Shawn C.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Shawn CalhounOctobre 24, 2018
    The best bookstore in The City! Be sure to make it upstairs to the poetry section.
  • SFist
    SFistAoût 3, 2014
    Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, the independent bookstore and publisher specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. En savoir plus
  • .:. s.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    .:. sAoût 13, 2015
    You can feel the history of this place as you go down each and every row of books. Do you like books? You have to check it out.
  • Liza P.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Liza PNovembre 15, 2015
    The best book store in the world! Legendary place, and the people who work here actually read. Always ask for recommendations.
  • robb w.
    robb wongJuin 24, 2013
    Parada obligatoria en el tour literario de San Francisco. Después de estar viendo los libros, vale la pena tomarse una cerveza enfrente, en el bar Vesuvio, lugar al q solían ir Kerouac y los beatniks
  • Allison A.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Allison AbbottJuin 29, 2015
    Not as funky as I would have imagined it to be, but great selection (and obviously a worthwhile landmark for any lover of books or beatniks) nonetheless
  • KarenIcône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    KarenJanvier 14, 2023
    Has a good amount of literary works. Three floors total. Take your time and browse.
  • J T.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    J TNovembre 13, 2018
    Come here for the books and for a slice of history. Also check out the room on the second floor for events.
  • Tom E.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Tom EvansAvril 7, 2013
    This place is fantastic in its selection of books, historical significance and proximity to the Beat Museum! Worth the trip to visit.
  • Jonathan D.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Jonathan DiazJuillet 19, 2015
    So much history here. Go up to the poetry section and check out all the posters from Beat authors on the wall
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Relax with a book in the original Beatnik hangout, the first all-paperback bookstore in America when poet-owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti opened the doors in 1953. - Green Guide Editor
  • Henna A.
    Henna Abbas MerchantJuillet 7, 2016
    One of my favorites!! They're open late, making city lights a great place to hang out after a few drinks :)
  • Bobak E.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Bobak EsfandiariFévrier 17, 2016
    Support excellent and civic minded bookstores! This is the beating heart of our first amendment.
  • SEGA
    SEGAJanvier 5, 2012
    An integral part of SF's beatnik history. The original publishers of Howl, they have a great beatnik section as well as other great books. - Kellie, Community Manager
  • squeaselIcône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    squeaselOctobre 8, 2014
    Any bookstore where you can shop till midnight, and catch Daniel Handler in a fez playing the accordion, cannot be a bad bookstore.
  • Milad C.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Milad CerkicJuin 12, 2019
    My wife’s and daughter’s fav place. Must visit!!
  • Carolyn
    CarolynAoût 23, 2011
    A visité ce lieu plus de 10 fois
    Bookstores don't get any better than this! Founded in San Francisco in 1953 during the Beat Era, it contains three floors of books, all housed in an historic building.
  • shinycat
    shinycatDécembre 30, 2015
    A visité ce lieu plus de 5 fois
    No public bathroom. The science fiction section is small and at the very back of the basement. They have great graphic novels. :)
  • Kian L.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Kian LaviNovembre 17, 2015
    One of many amazing bookstores in the city. I get lost in writers every time I come here
  • Angie H.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Angie HarmonJanvier 9, 2016
    Extremely interesting book curation here. Really very unique in what it stocks, even among independent bookstores.
  • Juliana S.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Juliana SaaOctobre 7, 2019
    Un lugar lleno de nostalgia y buena literatura. Caminar por Culumbus St., tomarte un trago en el Vesuvio y luego ir a la biblioteca.
  • Pete M.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Pete MarcusJuin 23, 2022
    Outstanding, world-class, historic bookshop
  • Secil S.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Secil SansevenJuillet 7, 2016
    They have very nice people working and interesting walls. I liked the downstairs the most.
  • SarahIcône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    SarahSeptembre 15, 2014
    Amazing bookstore with a well-curated selection. Love the poetry section upstairs.
  • Maria N.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Maria NelsonJanvier 23, 2018
    Loved this bookstore so much 😍 great selection, politically relevant, and well priced
  • Jon T.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Jon TerryJuin 8, 2016
    An absolute treasure! Don't forget to see the poetry and beat section upstairs.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMars 29, 2010
    In 1956 founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti published Alan Ginsberg's beatnik classic poem "Howl", and faced obscenity charges for it. In a landmark ruling, the poem was protected by the First Amendment.
  • Paul F.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Paul FarrellOctobre 13, 2015
    Sure it is of historical significance, but don't lose sight of the fact that it is a cracking bookstore
  • Claire L.
    Claire LeeDécembre 18, 2011
    A visité ce lieu plus de 5 fois
    Thought I wouldn't be able to find a replacement for NYC's Stand Book Store but.. this place is even better. Words, knowledge, ideas emanate from those shelves like no other.
  • m d.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    m dSeptembre 20, 2016
    Cool bookstore they're open until midnight. Their collections are surely interesting.
  • Monica C.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Monica CAoût 17, 2014
    Make sure you give yourself enough time here for some thorough browsing. I could easily spend hours here.
  • Rodrigo K.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Rodrigo KanayamaJanvier 22, 2015
    Excelente livraria. Muita variedade, bons títulos e ótima classificação. Melhor que as grandes redes, com certeza.
  • Danny Z.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Danny ZlobinskyJuillet 7, 2016
    A piece of history, and still a fantastic bookshop.
  • MartinaIcône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    MartinaJuin 6, 2019
    OMG. Absolutely worth it for beat generation fans. I totally love this bookstore. I need back.
  • Jonathan K.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Jonathan KramerAoût 15, 2014
    Exactly what you want from an independent bookstore. It's quiet, has charm and a good selection.
  • Tiana D.
    Tiana DangerAvril 23, 2015
    This place is magical. Get lost in it. And take a flick by the door- you'll know which one when you see it 😉
  • Alan-Arthur A.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Alan-Arthur AureliaJuillet 19, 2017
    Amazing book store with tons of books on the Beats and more!
  • melIcône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    melMai 28, 2015
    Pequeña, atiborrada de libros, con gran variedad... ¡perfecta! además de tener su propia editorial publicando escritores locales
  • Owen H.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Owen HauptDécembre 20, 2018
    It's so awesome! Take the Detour (app) called The Beat Generation and visit City Lights to learn some history of the Beats.
  • Anna K.
    Anna KaminovaNovembre 5, 2017
    A very good selection of cook books in the basement
  • Dallin B.Icône de cœur sur l'image de l'utilisateur
    Dallin BryceJuin 3, 2016
    Three floors of excellence and a phenomenal bar next door.
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