The Bookstore in the Hub
About "The Hub" neighborhood in San Francisco

CELEBRATING OUR 6TH 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

Voted SF Weekly Best of Award 2010
BEST NEW BOOKSTORE!

Check out the nice notice about The Green Arcade in The Bold Italic



UPCOMING EVENTS
(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Saturday, September 20, 5pm
Novella Carpenter talks about
Gone Feral
 




The Author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and co-author of The Essential Urban Farmer returns to The Green Arcade, to talk about this book that centers around the man who long ago had "gone feral", her father.

As the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: "Carpenter reminds us that sometimes the self is the thorniest wilderness of all."


Sunday, Septem
ber 21, 5pm
Attention: Angels, Cockettes & Wannabees!
Dolores De Luce Returns to the Arcade with her New Book!



This is a cautionary tale--not for the squeamish or faint-of-heart.
DeLuce warns the reader, "If you can't handle the truth and nothing but the naked truth, beware of BLOW JOBS: A Guide to Making it in Show Business, or NOT!"

Always a loose whore for Show Business, the Counter Culture Diva confesses to doing almost anything to survive in Hollywood... except for taking a day job. She defends her choices: "I needed to keep my calendar open for auditions."

Readers who devoured the Counter Culture Diva's confessions in My Life, a Four Letter Word, will be delighted to know that Blow Jobs picks up where that book ended. While dropping more names--A to D-listers--our Diva went from being Dean Martin's maid to a bimbo's slave that led to pubic hair trimming on XXX film sets. She even dressed David Bowie and The Ramones and suffered the humiliation of being a nude extra in a Rob Zombie horror classic ... and much, much more. 

Dolores De Luce had been a performer since 1970. She was mentored by the legendary Divine and the infamous gender-bending Cockettes. She has performed and written for many musical comedies and was nominated for 'Best Performer' by Bay Area Credits Association for Broken Dishes.

Currently Dolores lives in Venice Beach and continues to write and act in TV commercials and film, while promoting her daughter Viva's singing career. She can be seen about town reading her stories with Queer Wise, an LGBTI senior writer's collective, and story-telling at The Moth, Tasty Words, Everybody Loves a Good Story, and other spoken word venues around Los Angeles. Contact www.counterculturediva.com


Thursday, October 9, 7pm

Joanne Diaz reads from her new book of poetry
My Favorite Tyrants



Winner of the 2014 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye
The word "tyrant" carries negative connotations, but in this new collection, Joanne Diaz tries to understand what makes tyranny so compelling, even seductive. These dynamic, funny, often poignant poems investigate the nature of tyranny in all of its forms: political, cultural, familial, and erotic. Poems about Stalin, Lenin, and Castro appear beside poems about deeply personal histories. The result is a powerful exploration of desire, grief, and loss in a world where private relationships are always illuminated and informed by larger, more despotic forces.

Joanne Diaz is an assistant professor of English at Illinois Wesleyan University. She is the author of an earlier collection of poems, The Lessons, and her poetry has appeared in AGNI, The American Poetry Review, and Prairie Schooner, among other publications.

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm

Monica Nolan Presents her latest pulp
Dolly Dingle, Lesbian Landlady



The latest installment in the Lesbian Career Girl series.

Learn more about the author!


Thursday, October 16, 7pm
The San Francisco Poetry Center and The Green Arcade Present:
Dawn Lundy Martin and Anne Lesley Selcer in a
Reading and Book Party for from A Book of Poems on Beauty


from A Book of Poems on Beauty was selected by Dawn Lundy Martin as the winner of the Gazing Grain Press 2014 feminist chapbook contest for poetry/hybrid manuscripts. The work is an ongoing, research based project which has produced poems, essays and video.

Anne Lesley Selcer recently served as a columnist for SFMoma's Open Space and has one book, Banlieusard, commissioned by Artspeak gallery. Writing had been anthologized in NW Edge III: the end of reality, The Physics of Context, The Feeling is Mutual: A list of our fucking demands, and most recently in It's night in San Francisco, but it's sunny in Oakland.

Dawn Lundy Martin, an essayist and award-winning poet, is author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering (University of Georgia Press 2007), winner of the Cave Canem Prize; DISCIPLINE (Nightboat Books 2011), which was selected by Fanny Howe for the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize and a finalist for both Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Lambda Literary Award; Candy, a limited edition letterpress chapbook (Albion Books 2011); The Main Cause of the Exodus (O'clock Press 2014); and The Morning Hour, selected by C.D. Wright for the 2003 Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship.

Martin is also a co-founder of the Black Took Collective, an experimental performance art/poetry group of three. She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Saturday, October 18, 6-7pm

LIT CRAWL 2014 --a Lit Crawl SlamFest at the Arcade
Pierced! Poets Take Aim from Ithuriel's Spear



Ithuriel's Spear is an independent press publishing poetry, fiction and translations.  Writers read from new work and from past publications:

Lewis Brown: Debris
John Norton:  Air Transmigra
William Torphy:  Love Never Always
RICHARD TAGETT: Demodulating Angel
LEWIS ELLINGHAM: The Birds & Other Poems
RICHARD SCHWARZENBERGER:  In Faro's Garden

Lit Crawl is a one-night multi-venue reading event sponsored by
Lit Quake, San Francisco's literary festival

Tuesday, October 28, 7pm

Jim Nisbet reads from his new book of poetry
Sonnets




Jim Nisbet's novels, plays, and poetry are part of a varied vitae that includes retro-futuristic carpentry and ten years with Berkeley's Blake Street Hawkeyes, the performance group that spawned Whoopi Goldberg. The Hayes Valley resident has published thirteen novels, including Snitch World and A Moment of Doubt, both published by The Green Arcade. Overlook Press has recently published The Spider's Cage, Death Puppet,  Old & Cold,  The Damned Don't Die, Lethal Injection, Prelude to a Scream, The Octopus on My Head and soon The Price of the Ticket.

ONGOING:

The SF Public Press
Latest Print Edition is One Dollar.
SF Public Press website

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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NOW at The Green Arcade:

The Green Arcade Pinocchio T-Shirt
designed by Gent Sturgeon, worn by Magisaurus


A mere $18 dollars!


Pinocchio
by Gent Sturgeon




Xavier Viramontes


Boycott Grapes silk screen printed and signed by the artist
Unframed $150.00

This poster, which was originally produced in the 1970s, played an important part in the Grape Boycott taking place at the time.  It is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This is the first time it has been reproduced since that time.


Sandy Florian


Cover art by Gent Sturgeon, creator of The Green Arcade's logo.




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San Francisco CA 94102
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Sunday 12-7


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