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)

Tuesday, August 11, 7 pm
Cities of Bikes: Amsterdam and San Francisco
Pete Jordan in Conversation with Jason Henderson

Join us for a talk about vital transportation issues with the author of
In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist, Pete Jordan, and
our own Jason Henderson, author of Street Fight: The Struggle over Urban Mobility in San Francisco.

Monday, August 24, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.

Megan Prelinger:
Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age,
published by W. W. Norton

“A highly original cultural history of 20th-century technology examined through the lens of commercial art…. Sophisticated in its grasp of science and technological history but also accessible to general readers.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“An essential and eye-popping visual history of electronics, a glimpse of the electronic infrastructure captured in the brief moment before it miniaturized down to a scale too small for the eye to see, disappearing from our ordinary view forever, even as it burrowed into our buildings, streets, vehicles and even our bodies.”
— Cory Doctorow coeditor of Boing Boing and author of In Real Life and Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free

Megan Prelinger is a cultural historian and archivist, and the author of Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957–1962.  She is cofounder and information designer of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco, where she lives.

Entrance: $3.00, free with the purchase of the book, at the door.
Thanks to our Host, the McRoskey Mattress Company

Wednesday, September 23, 7pm
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.

Come celebrate the publication of Michael Helquist's new biography
Marie Equi, Radical Politics & Outlaw Passions

Thanks to our host The McRoskey Mattress Company!

More info on event forthcoming.  Watch this spot.


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

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