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 May 13, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.

Elizabeth Alexander, Author

Elizabeth Alexander presents her memoir, a moving and genre-transcending meditation on the early death of her beloved artist husband,
Eritrean-born Ficre Ghebreyesus.

Professor Elizabeth Alexander is a poet, essayist, playwright and teacher. She was recently named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, as well as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University.

In 2009, she composed and delivered “Praise Song for the Day” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Tickets: $10.00, free with the purchase of the book
Tickets and books on sale NOW at The Green Arcade
Hosted by the McRoskey Mattress Company

Thursday, May 21, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
@ 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
The Green Arcade and City Lights Booksellers Present
Greg Proops: The Smartest Book in the World

From Greg’s introduction: “Hurray, hurrah you made it to The Smartest Book in the World. You are now officially more inquisitive than all your bored friends. In your hands you hold a clamorous compendium, a rancorous reportage, a lexicon of literacy. This is the burning bush, the Rosetta stone, the Fountain of Youth, the Grail to all the funnest knowledge and most freaktastical answers to the questions you’ve never asked, like: Which Roman Emperor would be the best first baseman? And does vodka go with vodka? You know, the vitals.”

Tickets: $10.00, free with the purchase of the book
Tickets and books go on sale 05/05/2015

Tuesday, June 23, 7pm
Fred Pearce talks about his book
The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature's Salvation

An interesting, if controversial, take on invasive species from a seasoned environmental journalist.   More...


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
NOW at The Green Arcade:

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

A mere $18 dollars!

by Gent Sturgeon

Sandy Florian

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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