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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:02 PM

Iconic City Lights bookstore on verge of closing

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San Francisco's iconic City Lights bookstore is on the brink of collapse as the coronavirus pandemic is forcing the business to keep its doors shut.
Elaine Katzenberger, who is the Publisher and CEO of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers -- both the store and its publishing arm -- has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the $300,000 that is needed to keep the business afloat.
"City Lights is faced with formidable challenges at present: Our bookstore has been closed to the public since March 16, and must remain closed for an indefinite period of time," Katzenberger wrote on April 9.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/city-lights-bookstore-san-francisco-gofundme/index.html

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Ferlinghetti - one of the founders of the Beat Movement is still going at 101 - but the iconic bookstore he founded is in trouble. A GoFundme page has been set up:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/aeany-keep-city-lights-books-alive

This bookstore is a living monument to an important part of American literary and cultural history. Hope people can help.

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