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Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.


So you want to open a bookstore? Excellent news. Here's your guide to survival:

Historic black bookstore on brink of closure

Jun 19, 2013
Photo courtesy of Marcus Books

Marcus Books opened in 1959, and quickly became a hub for the neighborhood’s black community. Founders Julian and Raye Richardson believed it was the first African American bookstore in America.

Your Call's best books of 2012

Dec 19, 2012

See the full list of recommendations from our bookworld specialists, and from other listeners!