This place is magical. Get lost in it. And take a flick by the door- you'll know which one when you see it 😉
One of a kind. Go for the books and the history.
Excelente livraria. Muita variedade, bons títulos e ótima classificação. Melhor que as grandes redes, com certeza.
Cool wee bookstore. Almost get lost in.
If you like to browse your books late at night, this is the place to go. Open till midnight. Staff is super helpful, they don't turn to a computer straight away to find something.
Lots of history
Very cool place, love the recommendations posted
their book selection is great.
Any bookstore where you can shop till midnight, and catch Daniel Handler in a fez playing the accordion, cannot be a bad bookstore.
Excellent wide selection of books.
Amazing bookstore with a well-curated selection. Love the poetry section upstairs.
Make sure you give yourself enough time here for some thorough browsing. I could easily spend hours here.
Check out the basement. There's a really interesting selection of books down there, including an ample science fiction section.
Exactly what you want from an independent bookstore. It's quiet, has charm and a good selection.
Beat generation bookstore
I wanna a book. rsrsrs
Love♡♡.. phenomenal bookstore
simply the best
Most arrogant staff I've ever met do not shop at this bookstore despite its story history.
Obvious place to go.
Reading books may change your life!
Vai al piano superiore e leggi una poesia ..ti rimette in pace con il mondo...
City Lights Bookstore is the epicenter of Beat History, founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin in 1953.
Parada obligatoria en el tour literario de San Francisco. Después de estar viendo los libros, vale la pena tomarse una cerveza enfrente, en el bar Vesuvio, lugar al q solían ir Kerouac y los beatniks
Learn how to look at a burrito here.
A great source for modern communist thought
It’s more than just a bookstore, it’s a forum for free thinking.
This place is fantastic in its selection of books, historical significance and proximity to the Beat Museum! Worth the trip to visit.
There's a picture with a funny caption about breakfast on the stairs that lead up to the poetry section..
I wish I never had to leave this beautiful three story bookstore! It feels like taking a step back in time whenever you go in!
Relax with a book in the original Beatnik hangout, the first all-paperback bookstore in America when poet-owner Lawrence Ferlinghetti opened the doors in 1953. - Green Guide Editor
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's legendary bookstore is not to be missed. He has been a literary force since the '50s, and the store has been in North Beach since 1953. [Racked 38 Member]
Cut across jack Kerouac alley and you travel from Italy to china
Such an incredible bookstore, you'll never want to leave.
Excellent bookstore and with a rich Beatnik history. Photos of Kerouac et.al. abound.
Baladez vous dans les étages et les rayons de cette boutique culte ; vous pouvez même en profiter pr acheter un livre (soyons fou ;) )
Go in, grab a seat upstairs, and read Howl.
Buy a fucking book, huh?
Amazing literature in translation section. One of the best I have seen in the US.
I can't leave this place! Every time I try to leave another great book I've been meaning to read catches my eye! Damn you City Lights.
Put down your Kindle and read a book here the way things were meant to be read.
Channel a beat
Buy a book by Allen Ginsberg and other Beat writers!
Upstairs is where Gene Hackman's office was located in "Class Action"
An integral part of SF's beatnik history. The original publishers of Howl, they have a great beatnik section as well as other great books. - Kellie, Community Manager