Everything that's good and bad about West Coast literature is stuffed into the consignment rack of City Lights Bookstore. From hand-stapled zines to perfect-bound poetry collections to puckish comic books, these shelves are teeming with hundreds, if not thousands, of writers who've nobly (or involuntarily) bypassed traditional routes to get their voices heard. It makes sense for City Lights to carry the stuff; the store's a Beat icon, and nothing better exemplifies the Beat spirit... More >>>