City Lights Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Explore the links on this page to see what City Lights booksellers have been enjoying lately, as well as a few of our old favorites. Please note: some of our selections may show hardcover editions for titles which are now available in paperback; check with us on older publications which might be available in paperback and/or as a used book currently on our shelves.

IndieNext  We are part of an amazing community of booksellers. See what our fellow indie booksellers from around the 
country are recommending. 

City Lights Bookseller Favorites

Chris Wilcox

Eon Alden

Abbey Marsh

Kelly Morgan

Rachel Cox 

Sara Hatton

Ruth Anne

Shopcats: Cedric and Rowena

Cedric the Shop Cat


Booksellers Emeritus

Joyce Moore

Joyce Moore

Jessica Philyaw

Jessica Philyaw

Allen Moore   Allen Moore



Peggy Spilker 


Margaret Spilker 


Jenifer Ross 

Cole Sutton

Joy Robin Whitley

Robin Whitley


Emily Wilson

Jenn Harr

Vanessa Grant

Phoebe Juel

Jackie Palmer

Michael Redman

Bill Petrie

Cathy Arps

James Stewart-Payne

Gene Smith

  Great Shop Cats of Yore  


 Rowena birdwatching  


Miss Kitty's picks

Miss Kitty

Phoebe, Chris, Allen and Joyce love the novels of Patrick O'Brian


Holiday Catalog

There's a great variety of gift ideas in our Holiday Catalog... something for everyone on your list. Buy a book featured in our catalog and take 40% off on any other in-stock book of equal or lesser value.

We also have locally made items that would make great gifts! Jewelry from our very own Sara Hatton, handcrafted pens by Joshua Wilkey, and fine walking sticks by Steve Allen. Our holiday cards are also in stock and we do free gift wrapping!

Download Audiobooks

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