On Sunday, The New York Times ran a great article about San Francisco's vibrant literary scene. (The city ranks in the top three for per capita expenditure on books AND booze, the only city to get such high ranking for both.)
Enticing excerpt: “Books, we are told, are a half-millennium-old technology on the cusp of being swept away forever. So a journey to San Francisco to immerse oneself in them might seem the cultural equivalent of going to visit the glaciers before they melt. But in San Francisco, the home of many of the very technologies that have drawn a bead on the book, visitors will find a living, historically rooted literary scene that, though it has surely heard the news of its own demise, isn’t buying it.”
Read the rest here.