San Francisco: City Lights Books, birthplace of a literary revolution

San Francisco: City Lights Books, birthplace of a literary revolution

Pop Pilgrims
Season 1

City Lights might be the most respected bookstore in the world. Founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the early 1950s, the store has a grand history in the world of poetry and cultural revolution. We stopped by for a quick history lesson courtesy of City Lights' events director, and we even corralled local hero Daniel Handler--better known as Lemony Snicket--into talking with us about his experiences as a customer.