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)

Tuesday, October 17, 7pm
The War and Environment
with Editor Gar Smith

War and the Environment Reader, cover

The War and Environment Reader
provides a critical analysis of the devastating consequences of "war on the environment" with perspectives drawn from a wide array of diverse voices and global perspectives. The contributors include scores of writers and activists, many with first-hand field experience of war's impacts on nature. Authors include: Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Marjoie Cohn, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Fisk, Ann Jones, Michael Klare, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Margaret Mead, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, Jody Williams and S. Brian Willson.
Published by Just World Books

Wednesday, October 18, 7pm
The End of the World Literary Cabaret
First in an Erratic & Irregular Series

End of the World Literary Cabaret


Sam J. Miller
Author of The Art of Starving, queer Young Adult novel (HarperTeen)

Juliette Torrez
Editor of Kapow! Poetry and Comix, and author of Madness and
Retribution (Manic D Press)

Michelle Gonzales
Author or The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk
Band (PM Press)

Tomas Moniz
Author of Rad Dad & Bellies and Buffaloes (PM Press, Black Hill Press)

Sunday, October 22, 6pm
Poet Aaron Shurin
introduces his new book from Entre Ríos Books

Flowers & Sky: Two Talks, cover

Flowers & Sky: Two Talks
brings together two lectures and a suite of unpublished
poems by one of our finest lyric poets. These intimate talks use Shurin’s own work
to illustrate the power and practice of image-making at the deepest level.

Aaron Shurin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, most recently The
Skin of Meaning: Collected Literary Essays and Talks by University of Michigan
Press (2016) and Citizen by City Light Books (2012). A master of the prose poem,
his career could be considered a love letter to San Francisco and the gay community

Sunday, November 5, 6pm
Launch Party for F.S. Rosa: Selected Writings
with Readings from her works by Friends and Admirers

Francesca Rosa's passing in October 2016 brought to an untimely end the career
of one of the more remarkable and overtly political authors associated with the New Narrative movement in San Francisco. This book presents selections from the three titles published by Ithuriel's Spear Press from 2005 to 2015 under her pen name, F.S. Rosa. It begins with an appreciatory essay by Hilton Obenzinger and ends with a lengthy biographical interview conducted by Bay Area literary critic and author Robin Tremblay-McGaw.

F. S. Rosa was co-publisher of Ithuriel's Spear Press. This book includes selections from Lunchtime at the Muqata'a, The Divine Comedy of Carlo Tresca, and from her collection of short stories Post War and Other Stories. Francesca was a rank and file union member and a long time student of labor and history of the Left in America. She lived, loved and worked in San Francisco

Sunday, November 19
The 4th Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair

Howard Zinn Book Fair

The Green Arcade is on the organizing committee.
If you would like to support our fund drive, please go here.
Many thanks, and see you there!

Saturday, December 9, 8PM
The Return of Lars Mars and His Men

Lounge lizard Lars does an all Burt Bacharach set, with Durand Begault on keyboards and Mic Gendreau on drums: The Arcadian Winter Fête!


Autographed by the author, Rebecca Solnit

Nonstop Metropolis, A New York Atlas

Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts—from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists—amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan’s playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilient Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City’s unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York’s buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capitol of capitalism , culture, immigration, and more.

 Contributors: Sheerly Avni, Gaiutra Bahadur, Marshall Berman, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Thomas J. Campanella, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman. Margo Jefferson, Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Suketu Mehta, Emily Raboteau, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna

 Interviews with: Valerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz, Grandwizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, RZA

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1680 Market Street @Gough
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