Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Really Random Tuesday: City Lights

This was definitely a highlight of the trip.

Founded in 1953 by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Peter D. Martin, City Lights is a fantastic independent bookstore and publisher in San Francisco.  On a recent trip to the city, I was thrilled to visit this world-famous literary landmark, and enjoyed capturing some of the enchanting, bohemian ambiance of the place "on film".



Reading man

Browsing daughter


I ventured upstairs to the poetry room

I left my heart...
 


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24 comments:

  1. That looks like a fabulous bookstore!

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    1. It really is, Kathy. I think you'd love it!

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  2. Loving that bookstore. San Francisco is now on that travel wishlist :)

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  3. It looks like you had a great time at the bookstore. Thanks for the contest and giveaway. I am excited to receive the Rebels of Cordovia.

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  4. What an amazing bookstore! Love it!

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  5. Oh, I would *love* to visit there. (San Francisco and the bookstore!) My favorite indie bookstore is called Prairie Lights in Iowa City. =)

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  6. I like a lot American bookshops. There, you can read, choose, drink a coffee. Always a wonderful experience !

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  7. Oh wow. Definitely goes on my list of bookstores I'd like to visit. :)

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  8. I love independent bookstores and hope that they can keep up and stay in business. I have never been to City lights but it looks to be a great place to visit.

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  9. Wonderful photos! I can tell you had a great time in SF!

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  10. I could spend hours and hours in a bookstore...this one is so appealing, and what a fantastic name!

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  11. I love looking at what bookstores in other places look like. Unfortunately here we have barely no independent stores, only the box chains and I think it's sad that its that way. I would love to browse this one as it looks fantastic.

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  12. There are a few independent bookstores in Hyde Park, Chicago that I lovedto visit. I miss browsing in that used bookstore I remember on 57th Street. Your pictures remind me of it.

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  13. That looks like a fantastic bookstore to browse around in. I tend to get lost in places like that!

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  14. Oh, how wonderful! Just one more reason to go back to San Francisco (I haven't been in nearly 30 years...) Thanks for sharing your visit.

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  15. What a lovely bookstore! I especially loved the section just dedicated to poetry...I have never seen a section like that in the bookstores around here :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, how wonderful. You could spend all day in a shop like this.

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  17. Wow Suko, City Lights looks like a wonderful bookstore!
    Great shots.

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  18. I would be so excited to be there I might not have ever left. There is nothing more magical than getting to hang out in a little bohemian book store. It is like you stepped into another world all on its own.

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  19. I wish I could have spent more time at City Lights! Thank you all for the comments.

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