Experience hosted by Bernard

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 4 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

THis will be tour which will introduce you to the the elements that allow writers to flourish as creative contributors to this city's urban life, We will focus on a several small georgraphic area which offers the chance to understand how a literary culture is sustained. During our time together we will visit :a private library, a dealer in rare books ,a literary journal for new fiction ,a neighborhood where the Maltese Falcon was written, and perhaps the most significant book store and publisher which made it possible for the "Beats" to begin their writing careers and change the course of literature in the 20th century
Other things to note
This will be an easy to way to travel and walking will be limited. No need to worry about your knowledge of literature .The tour is just another way to see and experience San Francisco
THis will be tour which will introduce you to the the elements that allow writers to flourish as creative contributors to this city's urban life, We will focus on a several small georgraphic area which offers the chance to understand how a literary culture is sustained. During our time together we will visit :a private library, a dealer in rare books ,a literary journal for new fiction ,a neighborhood where the Maltese Falcon was written, and pe…

What's included

  • Transport
    Uber

Meet your host, Bernard

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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I have had life time of interest in writers and the way each city have its own literary tradition. As an academic I have written on writers colonies and how they foster ideas and advance careers. San Francisco is a unique center where writers have clustered because of its beauty, climate and openess to new ideas.
An educated public , many independent book stores, literary journals and agents create a seamless web of support which draws writers of all genres. Ground breaking ,romance, detective ,historical and contemprary novels have all been written in San Francisco throughout its history.
I have had life time of interest in writers and the way each city have its own literary tradition. As an academic I have written on writers colonies and how they foster ideas and advance careers. San Francisco is a unique center where writers have clustered because of its beauty, climate and openess to new ideas.
An educated public , many independent book stores, literary journals and agents create a seamless web of support which draws writers of all genres. Ground breaking ,romance, det…
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Where you'll be

City Lights Books was the center for the beat writers and still is the purveyor for new and provocative literature. Private libraries are rare in U S cities but this one
is located at the edge of Union Square and near the financial district. Rare book dealers complement public libraries as saviors of the best of the past and enable
individuals to cherish literary history

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.