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, September 18, 6pm
Launch Party!
The Cutting Edge of Compassion: How Physicians, Health Professionals, and Patients Can Build Healing Relationships Based on Trust with Doctor Barry Rose, attending.

The Cutting Edge or Compassion, cover

Our current healthcare system is sick, and the cure is simple: We need to bring compassion back to healthcare. In The Cutting Edge of Compassion,  Dr. Barry Rose reflects on how physicians and patients can create the best healing outcomes by appreciating personality differences, addressing fear, being open to Eastern and Western medical philosophies, and recognizing insurance, legal, and pharmaceutical obstacles to optimal care. Rose presents a compassionate vision for healthcare where health professionals and patients work together to heal.

Dr. Barry Rose is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, the chief of orthopedic surgery, and surgical division head for the Alameda division of the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group - one of the largest multispecialty groups in California.
Published by Morgan James Publishing, IPS distributing.

Saturday, September 24, 7pm
At the 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory, 1687 Market St.
Bill Berkson Poets Memorial

Bill Berkson memorial
Photo:  Amy Trachtenberg

Bay Area poets and artists gather to pay homage to poet,
 art writer, and teacher Bill Berkson (1939–2016), reading his work, sharing stories and farewells.

Hosted by McRoskey Mattress Co.
Co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and The Green Arcade

Thursday, September 29, 7pm
Get Your Vote On!
Derek Cressman talks about his book
When Money Talks: The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy

When Money Talks, cover

Derek Cressman argues political advertising isn't free speech: it's paid speech and so shouldn't be subject to the same protections. He describes what a Constitutional amendment to limit money in politics should say.

“When money talks, democracy walks. Read this book to learn how We the People can take back our elections from the billionaires and overturn a Supreme Court ruling that is a gross misreading of our Constitution.”
-- Robert B. Reich, Chancellor's Professor, Cal Berkeley, and former US Secretary of Labor

Published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Three Thursday Evenings in October
A Reading Series to Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of
Omerta Publications


Thursday, October 6, 7pm
Herbert Gold, interviewed by Hilton Obenzinger, author of How I Write

Thursday, October 13, 7pm
Denise Newman, Les Gottesman, Ellen Teicher

Thursday, October 20, 7pm
Sharon Doubiago and Jack Hirschman

More info at


Due October, 2016
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 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

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Sunday 12-7

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