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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The Green Arcade will be closed on Bleak Friday,
aka No Business As Usual Day,
January 20, 2017

Off to the Women's March Saturday--From Bleak to Hope!

Please Express Yourself in the Streets

(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Monday, February 6, 7pm
Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi present their new book
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, cover

Written for school-aged children, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up chronicles the real life story of Fred Korematsu, whose family was forced into internment when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and required all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes and move to distant prison camps. But Fred refused to go. He knew that what the government was doing was unfair. When he was put in jail for resisting, he knew he couldn’t give up.

Fred Korematsu
is the first in the new Fighting for Justice series from the publisher Heyday, the result of two years’ work to create social justice-oriented, non-fiction, school-aged books about real life heroes and heroines of social progress.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7pm
Suzun Lucia Lamaina Presents Her Book & Project
Revolutionary Grain:
Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panthers in Portraits and Stories

Revolutionary grain, cover

A social documentary photographic essay about former members of the Black Panther Party. Ms. Lamaina spent five years traveling throughout the United States photographing former Party members. The contemporary portraits and stories reflect their time in the Party and how their individual legacies have progressed.

Published in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party. These Panthers, who dedicated their lives to community service and were known as "Rank and File" members, are long overdue for recognition in serving the people--body and soul.

Thursday, February 9, 7:30pm
Tokens Comedy Group

Tokens Comedy in San Francisco

A stand-up comedy showcase featuring only women, POC, and queer comics.

Audience members of all types welcome.  

Wednesday, February 22, 7pm
The Shareholder Action Guide:
Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable

Shareholder action guide, cover

Published by Berrett-Koehler, with author Andrew Behar.

If you own even one share of their stock, corporations have to listen to you. If you have a workplace 401(k), you can have an impact and make misbehaving corporations mend their ways. This new book tells the story of shareholder advocacy and shows you how to use your power to hold corporations accountable and to use shareholder power to make change.

Andrew Behar leads As You Sow, a nonprofit organization, based in Oakland, CA, dedicated to corporate accountability and increased environmental and social change through corporate engagement, shareholder advocacy, and innovative legal strategies. They are focused on climate change, sustainability, human rights, and environmental health. He is a board member of the US Social Investing Forum (US-SIF) and was named one of 30 “Eco Rock Stars and Environmental Mavericks” in Origin Magazine, August 2015

"A valuable call to action for small shareholders to change the way big corporations do business." -Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7pm
Liz Cunningham, author
Ocean Country:
One Woman's Voyage from Peril to Hope in her Quest To Save the Seas

liz cunningham, author

“My mission is to be a voice for the life the seas and the people who are working to save it, to inspire and empower others to join the effort to save our seas and forge a sustainable future. I write and speak about ocean conservation and the traits we need to be effective stewards of our seas and our planet—among others, courage, an engaged hope, and our capacity to work together to implement solutions.”
- Liz Cunningham


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

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

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

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