Stories about Books

Marcus Books returning to SF as legacy business as indie stores continue their struggle to survive

By Denise Sullivan NOVEMBER 14, 2014 -- It's been said that ghosts haunt the majestic purple Victorian on Fillmore and Post Streets. People who can...

As trial closes, a Big Lie about City College finances

By Tim Redmond NOVEMBER 3, 2014 – So many stories, so little time, so in the middle of a heated election I missed the last...

Tom’s Town: My Bay Marriage weekend

By Tom Temprano Last weekend I took a much-needed vacation to a place with warm weather, great food and friendly locals – Oakland! For those...

The Karl Marx Tree: How Southern Pacific Railroad killed a socialist colony in the name of creating Yosemite National...

  By Marc Norton AUGUST 27, 2014 -- There has been considerable hoopla this summer around the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln putting his signature...

Tom’s Town: The city, ten years back

By Tom Temprano Last week I celebrated the ten-year anniversary of my moving to San Francisco. A decade ago, at 18 years old, I enrolled...

The fate of Marcus Books

By Tiny MAY 13, 2014 -- “We got a ‘Funky and low-down feeling, but we rock steady,” said Greg Johnson, Marcus Books co-owner addressing...

Why has City Planning gotten a free pass on Airbnb?

  By Tim Redmond MAY 7, 2014 -- I've been complaining (a bit) about the legislation by Sup. David Chiu on Airbnb. I've been critical (a...

Ask the bud man: No mercy for medical cannabis users who drive

By Ngaio Bealum I really enjoy reading your. I'm a truck driver and I live down south. Anyways, I really enjoy smoking marijuana.  I used...

Does private zoning trump public zoning? Do we care?

By Tim Redmond You don't hear much about Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions in San Francisco these days. The "CC&Rs," as they are called, are private...

BOOKS: The next move — City Lights’ Sister Spit imprint releases Nochita

By Caitlin Donohue March 123, 2014 -- After the mother of the eponymous protagonist in Dia Felix’s Nochita becomes a beloved New Age guru she...