The Bookstore in the Hub
About "The Hub" neighborhood in San Francisco


Specializing in books on San Francisco & California history,
the built & the natural environment,
politics & social justice,
cooking, food & farming,
select literature, noir, art, & children's books,
mostly new, some used

Voted SF Weekly Best of Award 2010

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(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Saturday, January 10,  5pm
Editors Eve Quesnel & Cheryl Glotfelty present
The Biosphere and the Bioregion: Essential Writings of Peter Berg

The book is a fitting tribute to the biospheric vision and post-environmental genius of Peter Berg, longtime San Franciscan and inspiration to many. This selection of writings represents Berg's bioregional vision and its global, local, urban, and rural applications. It provides a highly accessible introduction to bioregional philosophy, making Berg's paradigm available as a guiding vision and practical greenprint for the twenty-first century.

Included is the first-ever comprehensive bibliography of Berg's publications which should be of interest to students and scholars in the inter-disciplinary fields of environmental humanities, environment and sustainability studies, as well as political ecology, environmental sociology and anthropology.

Thursday, January 29, 7pm
Joshua Russell Kahn co-editor of
A Line in the Tar Sands:
Struggles for Environmental Justice

Despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to Indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation. Including leading voices involved in the struggle against the tar sands, A Line in the Tar Sands offers a critical analysis of the impact of the tar sands and the challenges opponents face in their efforts to organize effective resistance.
“The tar sands has become a key front in the fight against climate change, and the fight for a better future, and it’s hard to overstate the importance of the struggles it has inspired.” --Naomi Klein and Bill McKibben

“The most important stories in the tar sands struggle are hidden by the media. This revelatory book tells of Canadian duplicity, Chinese capital, migrant workers, healing ceremonies, movement reflection and strategy, EU lobbying, the contradictions of NGO politics, Indigenous activism, and much more. The story of Greenhouse Goo is global. But so it its resistance: beautiful, complex, and rich.
A Line in the Tar Sands is drawn with hope and righteous anger, celebrating the cosmologies that the tar sands industry—and its politicians—would destroy.” —Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved

Joshua Kahn Russell is a core trainer, facilitator, and action coordinator with The Wildfire Project and the Ruckus Society. He currently serves as the Global Trainings Manager at, and has trained thousands of activists.

Friday, February 6, 7pm | Doors open 6:30pm
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems
50th Anniversary All-Star Reading

Come celebrate 50 years of Frank O' Hara's Lunch Poems with a reading of the book in its entirety by local writers, artists, and other special guests!
Admission is $10.

($5 low income & free to SFSU students & Poetry Center members)
Cosponsored by The Poetry Center, The Green Arcade, and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

Wednesday, February 11, 7pm
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
David Talbot & Peter Dale Scott in Conversation:
Exposing the CIA: The Secret Government's War on Democracy

Join us for an important  discussion with Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy and David Talbot, author of The Season of the Witch and the forthcoming The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles and the Rise of America's Secret Government.

$5.00 entrance.

Thursday, February 19, 7pm
Waging Peace:
Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

A Talk and Book Signing with David Hartsough

David Hartsough is Executive Director of Peaceworkers based in San Francisco and is Co-Founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.  Hartsough is deeply committed to nonviolence and has been working actively for nonviolent social change and peaceful resolution of conflicts since he met Martin Luther King in 1956.

David has been arrested over a hundred times for his participation in nonviolent demonstrations for peace and justice in the US – for civil rights for black people, against nuclear weapons development, testing and production, against the US war in Vietnam and the US supported wars in Central American in the 1980’s, and against the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  His articles have been published in Sojourners, Fellowship, Peacework, Friends Journal, Western Friend, Waging Nonviolence, National Catholic Reporter, and Street Spirit.

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The Green Arcade

1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco CA 94102
(415) 431-6800

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Sunday 12-7

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