Beat writers hanging out at Ferlinghetti’s sanctuary:
City Lights bookstore in San Francisco.
“Bookstores are sanctuaries. Places to lose yourself, escape the harsh demands of daily life, find new ways to dream and new sources of inspiration. I love all booksellers; anybody who helps spread the word is doing noble work. But my favourite bookstores are the small eccentric independents run by passionate and usually slightly mad book lovers. These are some of the best.”
A travelogue of top 10 bookstores compiled by Jeremy Mercer of London’s Guardian Unlimited Read the article at:Guardian Unlimited Top 10 Bookstores