City Lights Booksellers

Local nameCity Lights Booksellers
LocationSan Francisco, United States

City Lights is an independent bookstore-publisher combination in San Francisco, California, that specializes in world literature, the arts, and progressive politics. It also houses the nonprofit City Lights Foundation, which publishes selected titles related to San Francisco culture. It was founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin. Both the store and the publishers became widely known following the obscenity trial of Ferlinghetti for publishing Allen Ginsberg's influential collection Howl and Other Poems. Nancy Peters started working there in 1971 and retired as executive director in 2007. In 2001, City Lights was made an official historic landmark. City Lights is located at 261 Columbus Avenue in Chinatown, near the border of North Beach.

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Opening hours

Daily: 10 am - midnight

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_Lights_Bookstore

Official Website http://www.citylights.com/bookstore/

Phone (415) 362-8193

Address 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

Coordinates 37°47'51.41" N -122°24'23.728" E

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