Revision 1 (Nov. 13, 2007, 9:57 p.m. by Yell)
261 Columbus (at Broadway)
Everyday 10 a.m.-Midnight
(415) 362-8913
(Names of owners/proprietors here)
Payment Method
Cash, Credit/Debit

City Lights is a three-story independent bookstore located in North Beach. It is an important part of the beatnik movement that has occurred in this part of the city, as it was co-founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

This was the nation's first all-paperback bookstore, although they carry hardbacks currently.

City Lights also operates a press/publishing company.

Check out the labeled card-boxes before the stairs leading to the top floor. They are a sort of "classifieds" section, containing "housing wanted," "musicians needed," resumes and the like.

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