City Lights Booksellers and Publishers

Founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is one of the few truly great independent bookstores in the United States, a place where booklovers from across the country and around the world come to browse, read, and just soak in the ambiance of alternative culture's only "Literary Landmark." The Beatniks' legacy of anti-authoritarian politics and insurgent thinking continues to be a strong influence in the store, most evident in the selection of titles – an extensive and in-depth selection of poetry, fiction, translations, politics, history, philosophy, music, spirituality, and more. City Lights is world-famous, but has retained an intimate, casual, anarchic charm. It's a completely unique San Francisco experience, and a must for anyone who appreciates good books.

To learn more about this business view their Legacy Business Registry application .

City Lights Booksellers and Publishers
Alternative Culture’s “Literary Landmark”
261 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco CA 94133
Type
Bookstore
Established
1953
Added to Registry
November 14, 2016
(415) 362-8193

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