“Bikes to Books” Map Geek Holiday Social | Mission Dist.
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Bender’s Bar & Grill | 806 South Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The creators of literary bicycle tour “Bikes to Books,” Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, invite you to their pre-holiday beer social where they’ll be talking up their collaborative mapping project and tour and generally geeking out on all things map-related while enjoying some tasty adult beverages at Bender’s, their fave neighborhood watering hole.
No bike required for this little get-together, just an appreciation for bikes, books, maps, or beer (bring a few bucks for this). Their newest iteration—an expanded poster version of the Bikes to Books map with more authors, more historical context, and more nifty visuals—will also be on display (and for sale!).
What is Bikes to Books?
Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration, “Bikes to Books” began as an bike ride homage to the 1988 street-naming project spearheaded by City Lights founder and former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in which twelve San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home.
First published in The San Francisco Bay Guardian and then in October 2013, with the generous assistance of City Lights Books, the physical map has been available ever since in many of San Francisco’s finest book emporiums, and is appropriate for use as a navigational tool, a history lesson, and a unique work of art in its own right.