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Jan 24 – Bikes to Books Social!

Wednesday, Jan 24, 7-9 PM

Bikes to Books Social

Benders Bar and Grill

806 S. Van Ness, SF


 Join Nicole Gluckstern and Burrito Justice, the creators of literary bicycle tour Bikes to Books, for our first 2018 beer social where we’ll be talking up our collaborative mapping project and tour and generally geeking out with fellow amateur historians, mappers, bicycle enthusiasts, and literati, while enjoying some tasty adult beverages at our fave neighborhood watering hole. No bike required for this little get-together, just an appreciation for bikes, books, maps, or beer!

Combining San Francisco history, art, literature, cycling, and urban exploration, Bikes to Books began as an homage to the 1988 street-naming project spearheaded by City Lights founder and former San Francisco Poet Laureate, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in which 12 San Francisco streets were renamed for famous artists and authors who had once made San Francisco their home.

Learn about the authors and neighborhoods that made San Francisco a known literary hub, from South Park to North Beach, Jack London to Jack Kerouac. The accompanying Bikes to Books map was co-published by City Lights Books in October 2013 for the 25th anniversary of the street-naming, and is now in its third printing.

Come hang out at Bender’s with like-minded bike-book folks!

We’ll be selling maps, both the original folded double-sided version and the even larger flat poster version with over 863 square inches of history!
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