Kimberly Ruig watches people pass by San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood from the Vesuvio Cafe.The front entrance of the Booksmith book store site of the Quiet Lightning reading event in San FranciscoM.L. Heath reads at the Quiet Lightning book reading held at the Booksmith bookstore San FranciscoAuthors sell thier own books and readings on cd at a literary event in San Francisco.Andrew Winer reads at a literary event called "The Rumpus" at the Make Out RoomJeremy Hatch reads from his most recent work.The front entrance of the Booksmith book store site of the Quiet Lightning reading event in San FranciscoOne of San Francisco's many bookstores.People listen to authors read at one of the many literay events in San Francisco.Bolerium Bookstore has a large and varied collection of books and political items on offer at its Mission District location.Bolerium Bookstore has a large and varied collection of books and political items on offer at its Mission District location.eople read, write and search for books in the multi-story membership library The Mechanics Institute Library.A unique spiral staricase greets visitors to the Mechanics Institute Library.People read, write and search for books in the multi-story membership library The Mechanics Institute.People read, write and search for books in the multi-story membership library The Mechanics Institute.Searching the stacks at the Mechanics Institute Library.Dog Eared BooksVarious photographs of San Francisco's literary greats and other neighborhood memorabilia is seen on the walls of the Vesuvio CafeA cafe patron is reflected in the various photographs of San Francisco's literary greats and other neighborhood memorabilia seen on the walls of the Vesuvio CafeJohn Durham, owner of Bolerium Books, is dwarfed by the massive collection of policital books in his store.