City Lights 60th Birthday Party | North Beach
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City Lights Books | 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
San Francisco’s City Lights is perhaps one of the most well known bookstores in the country, if not the world. It was fertile ground for the Beat Generation and continues to serve as the cornerstone of the city’s literary community.
City Lights 60th Birthday Party
Sunday, June 23, 2013 (2-5p)
City Lights, Columbus & Broadway, North Beach, SF
Help City Lights celebrate 60 fantastic years at their birthday party featuring flash readings, live music in Jack Kerouac Alley, giveaways and more.
- Flash readings with local luminaries and poets – the lineup’s a secret
- Mini history presentations
- Rare and unusual book exposition
- Historical footage screening
- Live music in the alley – Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble of San Francisco
- Free goodie bags for early arrivals with a special anniversary journal and a pin that Lawrence Ferlinghetti designed.
- Giveaways like broadsides with poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg
- 50% off books published by City Lights
The birthday party also kicks off a special series of City Lights at 60 anniversary events in the bookstore and throughout the city, along with curated events for Sundays in Jack Kerouac Alley, hosted by some of the editors, writers, artists and friends of City Lights
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.