The Bookstore in the Hub
About "The Hub" neighborhood in San Francisco
CELEBRATING OUR 8TH ANNIVERSARY


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
BEST NEW BOOKSTORE!

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UPCOMING EVENTS
(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, May 24, 7pm
Poet and Artist Stephen Vincent with Hilton Obenzinger
Stephen Vincent’s latest work is an artist’s book:
The Last 100 Days of the Presidency of Barack Obama
October 13 – January 20, 2017


Stephen Vincent print

Starting on October 13, 2016, Stephen Vincent, through a combination of 100 abstract ink drawings and journal entries, constructed an imaginative history of the final three months of the Obama administration. In a creative journey which included a continental crossing of 10,000 miles on the train, he sought to register the private and public pulse of the country as we moved from the Obama era towards the one now being defined now by You Know Who. This is a rich visual and literary document of the dramatic vicissitudes of one of the most troubling transitions in recent American history.
  
Hilton Obenzinger, poet, activist, teacher, will be reading from Dogs Playing Poker and other works. Hilton was born in Brooklyn in 1947. He is the author of eight books, including This Passover Or The Next I Will Never Be in Jerusalem (1980), "a poetic interrogation of the Zionist nation of Israel".  His recent book How We Write: The Varieties of Writing Experience is based on the series of “How I Write” public conversations with faculty and other writers conducted by Hilton Obenzinger at Stanford University.

HERE NOW!

NONSTOP METROPOLIS: A New York Atlas
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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The Green Arcade Pinocchio T-Shirt
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Pinocchio
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Cover art by Gent Sturgeon, creator of The Green Arcade's logo.




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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