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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:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Eric P permalink
    January 14, 2019 1:44 pm

    That map is amazing, fits in my boot, well first in a plastic bag then in my boot…gets stinky in there.

  2. March 6, 2019 9:11 am

    That minizine is incredible!

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