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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(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Thursday, July 6, 7pm
Steve Early reads from Refinery Town
In conjunction with LaborFest 2017

Refinery Town cover

Saturday, July 8, 7pm
Gifford Hartman and David Duckworth
Discuss the 1934 Longshoremen's Strike

In conjunction with LaborFest 2017

Friday, July 14, 7pm
Anne-christine d'Adesky and Renate Stendhal
Read From Their Books:

The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York & Paris
Kiss Me Again, Paris: A Memoir

Pox Lover and Kiss Me Again Paris, covers

Sunday, July 16, 3-5pm
The Green Arcade tables at The Peace Talk Author Series with Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, at 518 Valencia in San Francisco

Wednesday, July 19, 7pm
Pride and Joy
With author Kathleen Archambeau

Pride ad Joy cover

Kathleen Archambeau’s Pride & Joy is filled with stories of queer heroes who overcame, persisted and lived life both out and joyously out loud, completely on their own terms. These icons and real people role models broke boundaries, broke some rules and paved the way for every generation to come. Their message? Be true to yourself, above all. Express, create, write, dance, parent, sing, tech, rise up, preach, teach and shine your light for all to see.  

Diverse and global. Famous and unsung. From Tony Kushner, who won both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for his stunning Angels in America to little-known activists in Uganda, Hungary, New Zealand and elsewhere for whom each day is an act of remarkable courage. Award-winning writer and longtime LGBTQ activist Kathleen Archambeau tells the untold stories from diverse LGBT community voices around the corner or around the world.

Wednesday, July 26, 7pm
Fred Glass Discusses His Book
From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement

Mrom Mission to Microchip, cover

Thursday, July 27, 7pm
Peter Shapiro Discusses His Book
Song of the Stubborn One Thousand

Song of the Stubborn One Thousand, cover

In conjunction with LaborFest

Sunday, July 30, 6pm
LaborFest Writer's Group
Monday, August 7, 7pm
Calligraphy Typewriters:
The Selected Poems of Larry Eigner

A Celebration on His 90th Birthday

Calligraphy Typewriters: Sel Poems of Larry Eigner, cover

Readers to be announced.


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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