Tuesday, August 26, 2008

City Lights bookstore


This bookstore is a gem. It's famous from the days of the Beat generation when the likes of Ginsberg and Kerouac used to hang out there. There still hold regular poetry readings on the top floor.


Sharon said...

I love this book store! I have a friend who used to live in San Francisco who first took me there. Lot's of history in this spot.

Felicia said...

Really nice photo! I love this bookstore and this area. I remember the first time I visited North Beach, I was dazzled by Vesuvio's, this bookstore, and all the cute little restaurants and shops around there.

meles meles said...

Thanks for your comments! I also love this bookstore. It feels old and full of history is so crammed full of books and bookcases and I love the fact you can just sit down and read.

Burd Zel Krai said...

how uncanny!
i posted a photo of city lights 2 days after you did on aug 28 :)
i am in love with it too :)
and i posted a photo taken in vesuvio's (which felicia mentioned) on the same day as this post - aug 26!
how surreal.
anyway, love the image!!