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)

Thursday, August  21, 7pm
with Sharon Rudahl, Joel Schecter, Jay Kinney, and Trina Robbins

The countercultures that came to define bohemia spanned the Atlantic, encompassing Walt Whitman's Brooklyn and the Folies Bergł«re of Josephine Baker, Gertrude Stein's salons and the Manhattan clubs where Dizzy Gillespie made his name. Edited by Paul Buhle and David Berger, Bohemians  is the graphic history of this movement and its illustrious figures. The stories collected here revisit the utopian ideas behind millennial communities, the rise of Greenwich Village and Harlem, the multiracial and radical jazz and dance worlds, and the West Coast, Southern, and Midwest bohemias of America, among other radical scenes.

Written and drawn by an all-star cast of comic artists, Bohemians is a broad and entertaining account of the rebel impulse in American cultural history. Featuring work by Spain Rodriguez, Sharon Rudahl, Peter Kuper, Sabrina Jones, Trina Robbins, Anne Timmons, Lance Tooks, and more.

BOHEMIANS features the last work of underground cartoonist Spain Rodriquez, who passed away in 2012.

Several of the contributors to BOHEMIANS--Sharon Rudahl, Joel Schecter, Jay Kinney, and Trina Robbins-- will combine a tribute to Spain with a talk about the book, followed by a book signing.

Saturday, September 20, 5pm

Novella Carpenter talks about
Gone Feral

The Author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and co-author of The Essential Urban Farmer returns to The Green Arcade, to talk about this book that centers around the man who long ago had "gone feral", her father.

As the San Francisco Chronicle wrote: "Carpenter reminds us that sometimes the self is the thorniest wilderness of all."

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm

Monica Nolan Presents her latest pulp
Dolly Dingle, Lesbian Landlady

The latest installment in the Lesbian Career Girl series.

Learn more about the author!


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

Xavier Viramontes

Boycott Grapes silk screen printed and signed by the artist
Unframed $150.00

This poster, which was originally produced in the 1970s, played an important part in the Grape Boycott taking place at the time.  It is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This is the first time it has been reproduced since that time.

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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