Dear Friends of Swan's Fine Books: Please note that we will be CLOSED between February 1 and February 15th, in order to attend the two book fairs being held here in California! If your schedule allows, please visit us at Rare Books San Francisco (Feb. 3-5) or in Pasadena (Feb. 10-12). Details on both of these fairs can be found on our "Events" tab. We will resume our usual business hours on Thursday, February 16th.
On Thursday, October 15th, Author Aleta George will introduce us to Ina Coolbrith, the first Poet Laureate of California and mentor to many, including Jack London and Isadora Duncan.
During San Francisco's first literary heyday, poet Ina Coolbrith was the pearl of her tribe, a tribe that included Bret Harte, Charles Warren Stoddard, Mark Twain, and John Muir. Aleta George will introduce Ina in her twenties during the early years of Overland Monthly magazine, and shed light on the nature of Ina's relationship with - as she called them - her "boys."