[sixties-l] City Lights bookstore to be Official Landmark

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 00:47:40 CUT

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    City Lights in the Spotlight: Literary Landmark to Be Official Landmark

    Something to howl happily about

    The San Francisco Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board voted unanimously
    yesterday to recommend landmark status for City Lights Bookstore, according
    to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    The nomination now goes to the city Planning Commission and Board of
    Supervisors for approval, after which the designation becomes final. The
    process should take another two weeks.

    The store's 1907 building was retrofitted for earthquake protection last
    year, shortly after owners Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Nancy L. Peters bought
    the site. The store has been located in the same building since its
    founding in 1953. It's also the home of City Lights Press, which publishes
    a dozen titles a year.

    A worldwide beacon for literature, poetry, culture and politics, City
    Lights is best known as the home of the beats, including Allen Ginsberg,
    Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady and, of course, Ferlinghetti himself.

    From: http://www.publishersweekly.com

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