City Lights Publishers Celebrates 60th Anniversary

The history of City Lights Publisher and Bookstore is shaped by the serendipitous meetings between writers and decades of touchstone publications that have made this institution one of California's most significant cultural landmarks.

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Third-generation Angeleno Mike "The Poet" Sonksen is a poet, journalist, historian, tour guide, and teacher.
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