Lights Bookstore on Columbus Avenue is an enduring icon of North Beach
and a valuable resource for new voices in literature. Founded by Lawrence
Ferlinghetti in 1953, City Lights became the center of gravity for
the Beat movement. Still owned by San Francisco's former Poet Laureate,
Mr. Ferlinghetti, City Lights continues to support freethinking writers
and poets who fall under the mainstream radar.
Copyright 2001 Hank Donat