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

Dearest Arcadians,
We are hunkering. Please take care and hunker, too. We are still shipping books from our “Online Shop.” You can also send book inquiries to:  Perhaps we will have the book you are looking for in stock, or could order for pick-up or ship out.  
Much love from 1680 Market Street, San Francisco  

(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Friday, April 3, 7pm
Launch of Jeanne Heuving's new poetry book
with poetry and nonfiction from Susan Gevirtz and Eleni Stecopoulos

Mood Indigo, cover

Jeanne Heuving
’s latest book is Mood Indigo, selva oscura press (2019) and she is the co-editor, along with Tyrone Williams, of Inciting Poetics: Thinking and Writing Poetry (Recencies Series, University of New Mexico Press, 2019.
Eleni Stecopoulosis the author of Visceral Poetics (2016), a hybrid work of scholarship and memoir, and Armies of Compassion (2010), a poetry collection. Dreaming in the Fault Zone: A Poetics of Healing is forthcoming from Nightboat Books in 2021. She will read from Dreaming in the Fault Zone, and from new essays on diaspora and Greece.
Susan Gevirtz is the author of seven books of poetry, including Aerodrome Orion & Starry Messenger, Thrall, and Hourglass Transcripts. Her critical works include Narrative's Journey: The Fiction and Film Writing of Dorothy Richardson and Coming Events (Collected Writings)

She will read from Guide School, her current rumination, in poetry and prose, about the international tour guide industry (with its many parallels to the adjunct professor industry) and the use of certified guides as a propaganda arm of the state, as well as other means of inventing diasporic pasts and states.

Tuesday, April 7, 7pm
Chris Carlsson Presents His New Book
Hidden San Francisco:
A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes & Radical Histories

Hidden San Francisco, cover

Hidden San Francisco is a guidebook like no other. Chris Carlsson (of Shaping San Francisco and Foundsf fame) peels back the layers of San Francisco’s history to reveal a storied past: behind old walls and gleaming glass facades lurk former industries, secret music and poetry venues, forgotten terrorist bombings, and much more. Carlsson delves into the Bay Area’s long prehistory, examining the region’s geography and the lives of its inhabitants before the 1849 Gold Rush changed everything, setting in motion the clash between capital and labor that shaped the modern city. Including maps, walking guides and bike routes, this vibrant guide brings to life the streets and hills of today’s San Francisco, from the perspective of the students and secretaries, longshoremen and waitresses who shaped its radical past.

The history of San Francisco I've been waiting for. It not only reorients our conceptions of the past, it gives us walking tour itineraries so we can viscerally experience how we are participants in the region's remaking.' Sean Burns, author of Archie Green: The Making of a Working Class Hero.


Recollections of My Nonexistence
Autographed by the author, Rebecca Solnit

Drowned River, cover

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Cinderella Liberator

Autographed by the author, Rebecca Solnit

Cinderella Liberator, cover

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The Green Arcade

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

Open Mon - Sat, 12-8
Sunday 12-7

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