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Another Trip to City Light Books

City Lights Purchases

Two weeks ago I paid a visit to City Lights Books in San Francisco, where I bought several items:

  • Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder (DVD; 2009)
  • My Struggle: Book 1, by Karl Ove Knausgaard (paperback; 2013)
  • Shambhala Sun (November 2014 issue)

I loved the Ferlinghetti documentary, and I can’t wait to read the others.

City Lights Bookstore

At City Lights Bookstore

It looks like another business trip to San Francisco later this year, and you know what that means—a visit to City Lights Bookstore. City Lights, the first all-paperbound bookshop in the country, was co-founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, whose A Coney Island of the Mind greatly influenced me in my early twenties. With any luck, I’ll run into Mr. Ferlinghetti himself.