City Lights BookstoreSan Francisco, black on white
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Do not miss this independent library with three floors packed with books and more than 60 years of history behind it. It is one of the most important in the country, a flag-bearer of free thought, and where Allan Ginsburg’s controversial poem Howl was published, leading to an obscenity trial in the courts. It specializes in politics, science fiction and poetry, among other subjects. Cultural and literary events are also organized.