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Reading In Shelter

Reading In Shelter

Story by Anne Lima

April 30, 2020

Currently, as local libraries and bookstores follow shelter-in-place guidelines, many avid readers have turned to e-books and audiobooks that can be accessed through public library websites. Digitized book services like Kindle and Audible offer low cost (under $10) to free e/audiobooks that readers ...

Two Sisters Bar and Books – a place for couples and not books

Jannelle Garcia

November 6, 2014

Soft jazz, low lighting, yellow wallpaper with Japanese families dressed in kimonos, and the amount of couples are the first things that one notices when they enter Two Sisters Bar and Books. The self-proclaimed reading bar is tucked away in Hayes Valley and was opened in 2011 by sisters Mikha...

Dystopian worlds: fiction’s latest trend

Janelle Moncada

October 2, 2014

Imagine a world that is in disorder. A world where a nation is run by a totalitarian government, experiencing oppression, and the thought of death is constantly looming in the minds of citizens. Suddenly, an individual seeking a revolution arises and starts an uprising that will change the nation. D...

Little Libraries with a Big Message

May 4, 2013

By Nicole Ellis Photos by Jessica Worthington It’s a birdfeeder! It’s a mailbox! No, it’s a library! Walking past Kittredge School on 25th Avenue and Lake Street in the Richmond District sits a wooden box that measures about twenty-three inches wide and eighteen inches high. The rustic looki...

Hipster Holiday Gifts for Under $10

Hipster Holiday Gifts for Under $10

December 3, 2012

Words: Barbara Szabo 1. Amoeba Records Amoeba Records has an entire section with discounted vinyl, with records for as little as $1. That means you could buy your favorite hipster as many as ten records! (Amoeba Records, $1 and up). 2. Academy of Sciences Academy of Sciences holds an even...

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