Skip to content

Boots to Books walking tour of literary North Beach is here!

December 12, 2018

Not up to the challenge of a seven-mile ride, or just looking for a new activity? Check out the latest iteration of Bikes to Books: a one-mile walking tour and minizine of literary North Beach. Boots to Books covers some familiar terrain from the Bikes to Books tour, plus new territory and authors, including a foray into Chinatown. For adventurous fans of literature, local history, and Flânerie.


Includes a secret fold-out map! shhhhhhhhh


For the DIY inclined, we’re posting the pdf and folding instructions for the minizine, printable on a single 8.5” x 11” sheet of paper, or you can pick up one already cut and folded for $3 at:

  • City Lights Bookstore
  • Needles and Pens
  • Other Avenues Food Store
  • Dog Eared Books

Watch for an opportunity this spring to take the walking tour with us, or seek us out at the #geobeers meetup on Thursday, January 3, at 6PM at Elixir on 16th & Guerrero, where we’ll bring a stack to fold and share.

Let us know if you fold one up by pinging @burritojustice and @enkohl, hashtag #BikesToBooks and #BootsToBooks

Quick folding advice:

  • fold in half horizontally, then in quarters (edge to middle).
  • if you fold both forward and backwards, it makes it easier to cut later
  • fold in half vertically, then in quarters
  • cut along the three dotted lines (look for the scissors *don’t go too far, just three squares in)
  • find the front cover, and then it should fold into place

And of course, a GIF:

Sutrito from Cortland

September 16, 2018

Bonview to Banks


July 30, 2018

Carr Fire, outside Redding, CA. Friday, July 28, 3:30 PM

[GIF, wait for it]

Light Rail Pantheon

June 4, 2018

@CoffeeShopSF with the Muni Pantheon, past and present… and future?

Bring back the B-Geary!

Scooter Rapture

May 27, 2018


May 11, 2018

26th to 14th or so, four pictures at each stop, aligned with Giffer.


Flip The Bird

April 18, 2018

You reach down, you flip the Bird over on its back. The Bird lays on its back, its battery baking in the hot sun, spinning its wheels, trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But you’re not helping. Why is that?