The SF Book Scavenger Hunt
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All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The SF Book Scavenger Hunt is an initiative to help readers discover extraordinary books by largely unknown writers. Participants enter the coordinates provided with a Maps application like Google Maps to find the locations and claim the books. For the last ten months we have been hiding books around Los Angeles, from the Marina to Koreatown to Beverly Hills, and our favorite locations are the artist painted utility boxes throughout the city. Now we are excited to announce that we are starting the scavenger hunt in San Francisco, and providing a fun way to explore San Francisco’s disparate neighborhoods, from North Beach and Nob Hill to the Lower Haight and Glen Park!
It’s an excellent way to have fun on Sundays while social distancing, and to discover exceptional literary titles ranging from Viennese modernist works to obscure Latin American writers.
On September 5th look for Susan Sontag’s On Photography, Abbas Kiarostami’s Lessons with Kiarostami, Jorge Luis Borges’ The Last Interview, Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style, Anna Kavan’s Ice, Italo Svevo’s Zeno’s Conscience, Chinghiz Aitmatov’s Jamilia, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Strange Pilgrims, Thomas Bernhard’s Woodcutters, Julio Cortazar’s Hopscotch, Joseph Roth’s The Emperor’s Tomb, and Georges Perec’s I Remember among others!
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