One City One Book - 2014

Announcing One City One Book: San Francisco Reads 2014!

book coverSan Francisco Public Library is thrilled to announce that the 10th Annual One City One Book selection is Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, a beloved book that celebrates San Francisco in the 1970s.

  • Library bookshelves will be stocked with fresh copies of Tales of the City in September – or, you can read it over the summer and be ready for all the fun happening this fall! Citywide programming will take place during September and October. Armistead Maupin will appear at the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium on Oct. 23 at 6:00 p.m., in conversation with K.M. Soehnlein.

    For almost four decades, Tales of the City has blazed its own trail through popular culture—from a groundbreaking San Francisco Chronicle newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of nine novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.
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