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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

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UPCOMING EVENTS
(All events are free unless otherwise noted)


Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm
The San Francisco Launch:
The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975

Explosion of Deferred Dreams

As the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love floods the media with debates and celebrations of music, political movements, “flower power,” “acid rock,” and “hippies”;  The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties. Author, musician, and native San Franciscan Mat Callahan explores the dynamic links between the Black Panthers and Sly and the Family Stone, the United Farm Workers and Santana, the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz and the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and the New Left and the counterculture.

Callahan’s meticulous, impassioned arguments both expose and reframe the political and social context for the San Francisco Sound and the vibrant subcultural uprisings with which it is associated. Using dozens of original interviews, primary sources, and personal experiences, the author shows how the intense interplay of artistic and political movements put San Francisco, briefly, in the forefront of a worldwide revolutionary upsurge.

Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm
Poetry with Sarah Rosenthal, Aja Couchois Duncan
and Arisa White


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Sarah Rosenthal is the author of Lizard (poetry, Chax, 2016) and Manhatten (cross-genre, Spuyten Duyvil, 2009). Her interview collection A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Poets of the Bay Area was published by Dalkey Archive in 2010. From 2009–2011 she was an Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts. Originally from Chicago, she lives in San Francisco where she works as a Life & Professional Coach and serves on the California Book Awards poetry jury.

Aja Couchois Duncan’s poetry collection Restless Continent was published by Litmus Press in 2016. Duncan, a Bay Area educator, writer and coach of Ojibwe, French and Scottish descent, is the recipient of a 2005 Marin Arts Council Award Grant for Literary Arts and a 2013 James D. Phelan Literary Award. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and a variety of other degrees and credentials to certify her as human. Great Spirit knew it all along.

Arisa White is the author of You’re the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened (Augury, 2016), Hurrah’s Nest (Virtual Artists Collective, 2012), and A Penny Saved (Willow, 2012). In 2013–14 she received a Cultural Funding grant from the City of Oakland to create the libretto and score for Post Pardon: The Opera, and a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation to fund a project called dear Gerald. She is a Cave Canem fellow and a BFA faculty member at Goddard College.

Sunday, December 11, 6pm
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talks about the reissue of her book
Blood on the Border: A Memoir of the Contra War

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With a new introduction by Margaret Randall, University of Oklahoma Press
Seamlessly blending the personal and the political, Blood on the Border is Dunbar-Ortiz’s firsthand account of the decade-long dirty war pursued by the Contras and the United States against the people of Nicaragua.
 
Roxanne also recently published All the Real Indians Died Off and 20 Myths about Native Americans, with Dina Gilio-Whitaker.  

Tuesday, December 13, 7:30pm
Susan Gevirtz & Lauren Shufran:
A Reading

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The poems in Susan Gevirtz' Hotel abc function as ethnographic notes, exposing the fact that we are all under the thumb of circadian rhythm, struggling to negotiate our shared condition. Reporters and hotel guests leave and enter the book, revealing that the face of the beloved is also an icon, that some sounds can only be heard in certain places and that the origins of language are impossible to locate.

Lauren Shufran is a PhD candidate in Literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where she is finishing her dissertation on the influence of Reformed theology on British love poetry of the 15th and 16th centuries. Her first book of poems, Inter Arma, won the Motherwell prize and was published by Fence Books in 2013.

Thursday, December 15, 7:30pm
Peter Dale Scott reading from his new book of poems,
Walking on Darkness

walking on darkness, cover

Peter Dale Scott is a poet and political researcher whose artistic works are shaped by the subjects of his nonfiction.

Nation correspondent Larry Bensky commented that Scott has spent his career documenting "an old-boy network of far rightists, gonzo adventurers, profiteers, drug-and gunrunners, religious fanatics, and intelligence freelancers who intersect regularly with the various government agencies they once served."

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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