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The SF Book Scavenger Hunt (August 15th)

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Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is completely free – Participants can keep all of the books that they find

All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Event Details

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. Every week for the last seven 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 Saturdays while social distancing, and to discover exceptional literary titles ranging from Viennese modernist works to obscure Latin American writers.

On August 15th look for Daniil Kharms’ Today I Wrote Nothing, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor, Yasunari Kawabata’s Snow Country, Italo Svevo’s Zeno’s Conscience, Kobo Abe’s The Face of Another, Machado de Assis’ Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas, Tete-Michel Kpomassie’s An African in Greenland, Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star, Eileen Chang’s Love in a Fallen City, Elias Canetti’s Auto-da-fe and Memoirs, Robert Walser’s Berlin Stories, Lu Xun’s Collected Stories, among others!

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.

Cost: FREE*
*Event is completely free – Participants can keep all of the books that they find
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Literature, Online
Address: San Francisco, CA