Itzhak Volansky

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Coming Soon to the Tenderloin: Another Dirty, Poorly Lit Place For Books

    By Peter Jamison Transporting a collection of books, records and periodicals that purportedly surpasses 1 million volumes is no small feat. Imagine doing so on a litter-strewn block in one of the city's worst neighborhoods, dodging local toughs and zig-zagging wheelchairs at every step, and you'v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Last Night: Live 105's Battle of the Opening Bands

    (Dizzy Balloon gets crafty with the merch setup)Live 105's Not So Silent Night Local Band Competition Finals with: Picture Atlantic, Please Do Not Fight, Go Kart Mozart, Music For Animals, and Dizzy BalloonMonday, Dec. 7, 2008Cafe du NordWords and images by Jennifer MaerzLast night, Live 105-suppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    A McDonald's You'll Actually Miss

    Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation Evicts SF Booklovers' 'Institution' By Peter Jamison In a section of the Tenderloin just off Market Street and 5th, where check-cashing outfits and strip clubs give way to desolate, garbage-littered streets, is the kind of store that San Franciscans ... More >>

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    October 19, 2005

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  • Listen Up

    March 17, 2004
  • News

    July 30, 1997
  • News

    July 23, 1997

    All Booked Up

    Itzhak Volansky insists he isn't much interested in books, or the bookstore he owns. That disinterest is one reason McDonald's Books has become an enormous, wonderful, disordered phantasmagoria that attracts a wonderfully eccentric clientele. And who real

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