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)

Friday, February 12, 7pm
In conjunction with Strike Debt Bay Area
Mehrsa Baradaran talks about her new book
How the Other Half Banks:
Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

How the Other Half Banks

How the Other Half Banks
is a history of banking for the masses in the United States, the story of how it has failed in the last thirty years - to be replaced by predatory payday lenders and their ilk - and the case for Postal Banking (find out about this!)  as the way to once again provide banking services at reasonable rates for the tens of millions of unbanked and underbanked.

Mehrsa Baradaran is Associate Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law

See Mehrsa Baradaran on YouTube

Saturday, February 13, 7pm
Lori Flores, author of
Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement
In conversation with David Bacon, author of
The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

Grounds for Dreaming

Grounds for Dreaming is
a sweeping critical history of how U.S.-born and immigrant Mexican communities in agricultural California fought for equality and respect in a hostile climate of labor repression and xenophobia. Long before the seminal labor strikes led by Cesar Chavez, farmworkers wrote to newspapers, wore zoot suits, formed civil rights organizations, exercised their right to vote, and filed landmark lawsuits against agribusiness. Grounds for Dreaming is a history about Latinos’ longstanding and complex position in America’s economy and society, and the issues of comprehensive immigration reform and workers’ rights across borders.

“Lori Flores’s eloquent and deeply researched account…[is] an unusually potent vantage point from which to assess not only the forces behind much of our food production but also the making of American ideas of race and community, and our capacity for reform and social justice….the debut of an important new voice in American history.” –Karl Jacoby, Columbia University

David Bacon, author and photojournalist, is also the author of Illegal People and The Children of NAFTA.

Saturday, March 5, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
In conjunction with the San Francisco Poetry Center
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.

Poets Fred Moten and Nathaniel Mackey
Music by Hafez Modirzadeh

A highlight event for 2016 in the Bay Area, featuring two of the more acclaimed and influential poets at work today. Fred Moten joins us from Los Angeles. Nathaniel Mackey gives his first local reading since moving to North Carolina in 2010. He'll be joined by longtime friend and collaborator, musician Hafez Modirzadeh on reeds.

Tickets at the door: $10 general, $5 low income, free to SFSU students and Poetry Center members.

Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Co.

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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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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