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The SF Book Scavenger Hunt (Free City-Wide Book Hunt)

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Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Event is completely free – Participants can keep all of the books that they find

All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA


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 8th look for George Oppen’s Poems, Georges Perec’s I Remember, Haruki Murakami’s Absolutely on Music, Eileen Chang’s Half a Lifelong Romance, Nathalie Sarraute’s Tropisms, Will Alexander’s Across the Vapour Gulf, Shiga Naoya’s The Paper Door, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We, Joe Brainard’s I Remember, Leslie Silko’s Ceremony, Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March, Raymond Queneau’s Last Days, Adolfo Bioy Casares’ The Adventures of a Photographer in La Plata, among others!

You can read more here:
labookscavengerhunt.com/sanfrancisco
sfbookscavengerhunt.com

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Event Details


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