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Cool Gray City of Love: A Conversation with Gary Kamiya and Clara Jeffery


Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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Hashtag your favorite photo views of SF with #mycoolgray on Instagram,

and they'll be part of a special printed installation at the event.

Poet George Sterling described San Francisco as the “cool gray city of love”, and in ode to the city, Gary Kamiya has created a one of a kind book for this one of a kind city: a guide to San Francisco, and a guide to loving any place more fully.

When Kamiya set out to divide the city of San Francisco into a grid and explore every square mile of it, he already knew the city well. Or well enough. But despite his time driving cabs in the city while earning degrees in English literature at Berkeley, he could never have guessed at the fascinating stories and forgotten histories he would uncover.

From the shark-haunted islands 28 miles off its coast, and the teeming tenements of Chinatown; from the dreamlike summit of Russian Hill, and the mad depths of the Tenderloin; from the patrician mansions of Nob Hill, and the windswept dunes of Larsen Peak, Kamiya approaches his subject from many perspectives, uncovering the endless views afforded by the unique natural and cultural melange that makes San Francisco so compelling.

Cool Gray City of Love book cover

Join author Gary Kamiya - Bay area native, Yale dropout, co-founder of, San Francisco flâneur and Executive Editor of San Francisco magazine - to discuss his recent book, Cool Gray City of Love, and to celebrate the daunting beauty of the fabled city by the Bay.

Interviewing him will be Clara Jeffery, editor of Mother Jones, National Magazine Award winner, and current resident of San Francisco's Mission district.



Special thanks to our partner Social Print Studio, who is kindly providing photo printing. Their Printstagram app turns your Instagram photos into beautiful prints, frames, contact cards, posters, books, and more.

Hastag your favorite views of SF with #mycoolgray on Instragram, and they'll be part of a large photo installation at this event.

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Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of our independent bookselling partner, Books Inc.

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When & Where

414 Brannan St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

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