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)

Wednesday, February 11, 7pm
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
David Talbot & Peter Dale Scott in Conversation:
Exposing the CIA: The Secret Government's War on Democracy
With Special Guest Daniel Ellsberg

Join us for an important  discussion with Peter Dale Scott, author of The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy and David Talbot, author of The Season of the Witch and the forthcoming The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles and the Rise of America's Secret Government.

$5.00 entrance.

Thursday, February 19, 7pm
Waging Peace:
Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist

A Talk and Book Signing with David Hartsough

David Hartsough is Executive Director of Peaceworkers based in San Francisco and is Co-Founder of the Nonviolent Peaceforce.  Hartsough is deeply committed to nonviolence and has been working actively for nonviolent social change and peaceful resolution of conflicts since he met Martin Luther King in 1956.

David has been arrested over a hundred times for his participation in nonviolent demonstrations for peace and justice in the US – for civil rights for black people, against nuclear weapons development, testing and production, against the US war in Vietnam and the US supported wars in Central American in the 1980’s, and against the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  His articles have been published in Sojourners, Fellowship, Peacework, Friends Journal, Western Friend, Waging Nonviolence, National Catholic Reporter, and Street Spirit.

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Wednesday, February 25, 7pm
Rebecca Coffey presents her novel
Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story

Imagine growing up gay in a family whose world-renowned father calls lesbianism a gateway to mental illness. And it is always, he said, caused by the father and curable by analysis. Now imagine that he analyzes you. Booklist called Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story  “avidly researched, shrewd, and unnerving,” as well as “complexly entertaining, sexually dramatic,  and acidly funny.”
LAMBDA Literary wrote that it’s got “a plot so rife with tension it’ll make you squirm.”
Author REBECCA COFFEY, nationally known science journalist (Scientific American and Discover magazines, and more) and humorist  (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and her faux cookbook Nietzsche’s Angel Food Cake: And Other “Recipes” for the Intellectually Famished)


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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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