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Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is one of the few truly great independent bookstores in the United States. City Lights has a great selection of poetry, fiction, translations, politics, history, philosophy, music, spirituality, and more. Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti made this place famous, and more recently we've hosted numerous authors events and been haunted by such lovelies as Chan Marshall of Cat Power, Jonathan Richman, James Franco, Tom Waits, Viggo Mortensen and others. Come by the store. You never know who'll you'll spy.

In 1955, Ferlinghetti launched City Lights Publishers with the now-famous Pocket Poets Series; since then the press has gone on to publish a wide range of titles, both poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, international and local authors. Today, City Lights has well over a hundred titles in print, with a dozen new titles being published each year. The press is known and respected for its commitment to innovative and progressive ideas, and its resistance to forces of conservatism and censorship.

With this bookstore-publisher combination, "it is as if," says Ferlinghetti, "the public were being invited, in person and in books, to participate in that 'great conversation' between authors of all ages, ancient and modern."

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About my libraryCutting-edge fiction, poetry, memoirs, literary translations and books on vital social and political issues.

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Member sinceSep 11, 2008

Currently readingThe Earth Wants YOU by Reverend Billy Talen
The Gilda Stories: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition by Jewelle Gomez
Out of Print: City Lights Spotlight No. 14 by Julien Poirier
The Beats Abroad: A Global Guide to the Beat Generation by Bill Morgan
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