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)

Sunday, February 26, 5:30pm
Birthday Party for poet Lew Ellingham

Lew Ellingham & Kevin Killian
Kevin Killian & Lew Ellingham

With Kevin Killian, Simon Crafts, Beverly Dahlen, John Mellor, Aaron Simon and Eric Sneathen.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 7pm
Liz Cunningham, author
Ocean Country:
One Woman's Voyage from Peril to Hope in her Quest To Save the Seas

liz cunningham, author

“My mission is to be a voice for the life of the seas and the people who are working to save it, to inspire and empower others to join the effort to save our seas and forge a sustainable future. I write and speak about ocean conservation and the traits we need to be effective stewards of our seas and our planet—among others, courage, an engaged hope, and our capacity to work together to implement solutions.”
- Liz Cunningham

Thursday, March 9, 7pm
Big Farms Make Big Flu:
Dispatches on Infectious Disease, Agribusiness, and the Nature of Science

with author Rob Wallace

Big Farms, cover

While many books cover facets of food or outbreaks, Wallace’s collection is the first to explore infectious disease, agriculture, economics, and the nature of science together. Big Farms Make Big Flu integrates the political economies of disease and science into a new understanding of infections.

“He can…weave a mean story, with the kinds of big picture analysis that puts him alongside minds like Mike Davis’s. Who else can link the end of British colonial rule in China or the devaluation ofthe Thai Baht to the spread of bird flu? This collection is a bracing innoculant against the misinformation that will be spewed in the next epidemic by the private sector, government agencies and philanthropists. My copy is highlighted on almost every page. Yours will be too." —Raj Patel, Research Professor, University of Texas at Austin, author, Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System

Friday, March 10, 7pm
@ The 3rd floor McRoskey Mattress Factory
1687 Market St. at Gough

Party Like It’s San Francisco in 1948!
A Celebration of the Life and Work of Artist
Marion Osborn Cunningham (1908-1948)

Marion Cunningham, artist

With: Priscilla Wheeler, Marion’s niece

Rachel Magnus, curator, The Bakersfield Museum of Art

Viewing of the short film, Mother’s Day, James Broughton’s 1948 film starring Marion Cunningham

Door Prizes, 40s attire preferred, Free

Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Co.

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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

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Sunday 12-7

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