City Lights Bookstore

Type: Bookstores

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The first all-paperback bookstore in the US, City Lights was born out of the "Beat Generation" in 1950s San Francisco when young authors and poets raised voices against politics and societal norms....  Read More


  • Christmas Shopping: "Head across the street to newly redesigned Tosca Cafe, for some holiday spirits once you're done shopping."
  • Best for Christmas Shopping Because: City Lights is one of the few remaining independent bookstores in the country and a fine option for holiday shopping.

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