A lot of businesses are closing down during the shelter-in-place order. Among them is San Francisco’s storied City Lights Bookstore. Very simply put, it’s one of the finest book emporiums in the country, if not the world. It’s hard enough keeping a low-margin indie store open in the Bay Area these days, much less post-pandemic. They need help in order to get back in business once the state gives the OK.
A GoFundMe page has already raised hundreds of thousands of dollars. Throw a few bucks in.
You can also buy books from them via Bookshop. Check out some of the offerings from their decades-old publishing line, particularly the Pocket Poets Series titles like Ginsberg’s Howl or O’Hara’s Lunch Poems.