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

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

(All events are free unless otherwise noted)

Wednesday, December 2, 7pm
The Green Arcade’s Holiday Fandango:
Say “Cheese” and then say “Negroni”

cheddar and high spirits covers

With Gordon Edgar, author of Cheddar: A Journey to the Heart of America’s Most Iconic Cheese, and what it can tell us about our history, cultural identity, and food politics and J.K. Dineen, author of High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco, The Best Places to Imbibe in San Francisco.

About Cheddar:
“Gordon Edgar’s latest work, Cheddar, is a lively story of this much-maligned but iconic cheese. No longer will I quickly pass over the large blocks of golden cheddar. Edgar has traveled the country unearthing the historic roots of cheddar, from the artisan clothbound wheels to the mass-produced blocks of commodity cheese, and writes with wit and humor.”--Kurt Timmermeister, author of Growing a Farmer

Gordon Edgar, author of Cheesemonger: A Life on the Wedge loves cheese and worker-owned co-ops, and has been combining both of these infatuations as the cheese buyer for San Francisco’s Rainbow Grocery Cooperative since 1994.

About High Spirits:
“From Vesuvio to the Silver Crest, Sam Jordan’s to the Twin Peaks, Dineen unearths the rollicking, poignant and hilarious stories that lurk behind the swinging doors. High Spirits is a righteous pour from the top shelf.”
—Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco

J. K. Dineen is a metro reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle.


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
NOW at The Green Arcade:

The Green Arcade Pinocchio T-Shirt
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A mere $18 dollars!

by Gent Sturgeon

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

The Green Arcade

1680 Market Street @Gough
San Francisco CA 94102
(415) 431-6800

Open Mon - Sat, 12-8
Sunday 12-7

We can Special Order most titles.
We ship to US/ US Territories only.
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