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Bikes to Books, Part II

September 24, 2014

Bikes to Books season is upon us once again! On October 8, join me and Nicole at a Shaping SF talk.

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Shaping SF public talk, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Making History by Making Maps panel discussion at Shaping San Francisco’s Public Talks series, with Dick Walker co-author of  The Atlas of California: Mapping the Challenge of a New Era.

Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, SF

We’ll be talking up our collaborative map project from concept to creation, fielding questions, and unveiling our expanded poster version, on the one-year anniversary of its publication, and the 26-year anniversary of the street-naming that inspired the project.

Event is free. Maps will be available for purchase.

And come ride with us on October 11th!

Saturday, Oct 11, 12:45-4:00 p.m.: Bikes to Book bicycle tour, co-hosted by Litquake:

Meet at 12:45 p.m. at Jack London Street (at South Park in San Francisco)
Ride will commence at 1:00 p.m. sharp
Ride will end at approximately 4:00 p.m. in North Beach, outside City Lights Books
Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm

Event is free. Maps will be available for purchase.

Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration,  “Bikes to Books” began as an bike ride homage to the 1988 street-naming project spearheaded by City Lights founder and former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in which twelve San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home. First published in 2013 in The San Francisco Bay Guardian, and later in partnership with City Lights Books, the physical map can be found in many of San Francisco’s finest book emporiums, and is appropriate for use as a navigational tool, a history lesson, and a unique work of art in its own right.

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