Sunday, February 17, 2008

City Lights Bookstore SF

Hi. I'm now at San Francisco's most famous bookstore. It's called "City Lights Bookstore".

City Lights is famous because they helped many famous San Francisco. The bookstore is owned by a famous SF poet named Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

In the 50's and 60's, he helped several writers by publishing and selling their books. The most famous were Allen Ginsburg and Jack Kerouac. These writers were friends and they are called "The Beat Writers".

Many people still visit this bookstore. They have a lot of very interesting books-- you won't find most of them at Borders or Barnes and Noble :)

Tourists also love to come to the bookstore and see where their favorite writers started.

The bookstore is located in a neighborhood called North Beach-- its the Little Italy of San Francisco.

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