Bookshops

City Lights Books

This past April, I checked off a bookstore from my "bookstore buck list" (a list I haven't actually written down, but hey, there's another post idea!). This was City Lights Books in San Fransisco, California. This bookstore is known for being the hub of the beatniks of the 1950s, most famously Alan Ginsberg and Jack… Continue reading City Lights Books

Bookshops, Rants & Reflections

Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights

Iowa City, Iowa. The location of the infamous Iowa Writer's Workshop. Also the location of Prairie Lights Bookstore, a charming, 3-story bookstore (with coffee shop) where I reunited with a friend I hadn't seen in over a year. Both being book lovers, and Iowa City being (kinda, sorta, actually not at all) equidistant from our… Continue reading Friendship and bookstores, from Prairie Lights to City Lights