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

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(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Friday, February 5, 7pm
In conjunction with The Poetry Center
Poets Tom Clark and Vincent Katz
Reading New Work

Tom Clark
Tom Clark photo by Juliet Clark

A rare reading (anywhere) by Tom Clark. It's been better than a decade that we've had the chance to hear and see Tom Clark read his poetry here in the Bay Area. He'll be joined by Vincent Katz, visiting from New York. Free.

Tom Clark has combined the diverse roles of poet, biographer, novelist, dramatist, reviewer, and sportswriter during his writing career. Clark served as poetry editor of The Paris Review from 1963 to 1973 and published numerous volumes of poetry with Black Sparrow Press, including a verse biography: Junkets on a Sad Planet: Scenes from the Life of John Keats (1994). His literary essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, London Review of Books, and many other journals. From 1987 to 2008 he taught Poetics at New College of California. Author of many books of poetry, recent works include Truth Game, Distance, Canyonesque, At the Fair (all from BlazeVOX), The New World, Trans/Versions (both Libellum), and Light and Shade: New and Collected Poems (Coffee House Press). He lives in Berkeley.

Vincent Katz
Vincent Katz

Vincent Katz is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015). He edited and wrote the introduction to Poems to Work On: The Collected Poems of Jim Dine (Cuneiform Press, 2015). Katz is the editor of Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art (MIT Press, 2002; reprinted 2013) and the author of The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Princeton University Press, 2004), winner of the 2005 National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association. He lives in New York City, where he curates Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Art Foundation.

Friday, February 12, 7pm
In conjunction with Strike Debt Bay Area
Mehrsa Baradaran talks about her new book
How the Other Half Banks:
Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

How the Other Half Banks

How the Other Half Banks
is a history of banking for the masses in the United States, the story of how it has failed in the last thirty years - to be replaced by predatory payday lenders and their ilk - and the case for Postal Banking (find out about this!)  as the way to once again provide banking services at reasonable rates for the tens of millions of unbanked and underbanked.

Mehrsa Baradaran is Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law

See Mehrsa Baradaran on YouTube

Saturday, February 13, 7pm
Lori Flores, author of
Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement
In conversation with David Bacon, author of
The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

Grounds for Dreaming

Grounds for Dreaming is
a sweeping critical history of how U.S.-born and immigrant Mexican communities in agricultural California fought for equality and respect in a hostile climate of labor repression and xenophobia. Long before the seminal labor strikes led by Cesar Chavez, farmworkers wrote to newspapers, wore zoot suits, formed civil rights organizations, exercised their right to vote, and filed landmark lawsuits against agribusiness. Grounds for Dreaming is a history about Latinos’ longstanding and complex position in America’s economy and society, and the issues of comprehensive immigration reform and workers’ rights across borders.

“Lori Flores’s eloquent and deeply researched account…[is] an unusually potent vantage point from which to assess not only the forces behind much of our food production but also the making of American ideas of race and community, and our capacity for reform and social justice….the debut of an important new voice in American history.” –Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

David Bacon, author and photojournalist, is also the author of Illegal People and The Children of NAFTA.

Saturday, March 5, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
In conjunction with the San Francisco Poetry Center
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.

Poets Fred Moten and Nathaniel Mackey
Music by Hafez Modirzadeh

A highlight event for 2016 in the Bay Area, featuring two of the more acclaimed and influential poets at work today. Fred Moten joins us from Los Angeles. Nathaniel Mackey gives his first local reading since moving to North Carolina in 2010. He'll be joined by longtime friend and collaborator, musician Hafez Modirzadeh on reeds.

Tickets at the door: $10 general, $5 low income, free to SFSU students and Poetry Center members.

Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Co.

The SF Public Press
Latest Print Edition is One Dollar.
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California Northern: A New Regionalism
California Northern Magazine is a biannual publication exploring the region's cultures, environments, histories, and identities. It provides a rare California-based forum for exceptional essays, long-form journalism, literature, and photography. $6.95
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1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco CA 94102
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