Happy 60th Anniversary, City Lights
With great respect and admiration, the Beat Museum congratulates Lawrence Ferlinghetti and City Lights Booksellers and Publishers as they, North Beach—and indeed the entire literary world—celebrate 60 years in business! Since 1953, City Lights has been a tireless champion of the free exchange of ideas, and a stalwart defender of free expression. If you’re reading […]
In Memoriam: Arthur Knight
December 29, 1937 – Septmber 7, 2012 Arthur Winfield Knight passed away on September 7, 2012, of liver cancer. He was 74. Arthur was an educator, having spent over thirty years teaching English and Creative Writing. To Beat Generation fans he will always be remembered as a scholar and publisher who kept the Beats alive […]
On the Road Around the World – Closing Photo Shoot
For the last year and a half we’ve showcased a magnificent exhibition called On The Road Around the World. It consisted of a hundred copies of On The Road in over twenty-five different languages. It testified to the staying power and reach of Kerouac’s work. You’ve probably heard that when Truman Capote was asked about […]
The Beat Museum on Jeopardy!
You’re nobody until you’re on Jeopardy!, they say. If that’s true, then the word is definitely out, because ‘The Beat Museum in North Beach’ was featured as an answer on last night’s Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions (at about the 6:12 mark in the clip below):