City Lights Bookstore: “A Finger in the Dike”

By David Emblidge.

Published by The International Journal of the Book

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This essay is a step toward a chapter in a new book, tentatively called Wise Men Fish Here: A Cultural History of the American Bookstore.

Keywords: Bookstore history, Bookselling, American literature

International Journal of the Book, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp.27-34. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 748.309KB).

Dr. David Emblidge

David Emblidge cut his teeth as an AP reporter after completing a BA in English (St. Lawrence University). He earned an MA in English (University of Virginia), writing a thesis about Yeats' poetry, and a Ph.D. in American Studies (University of Minnesota), where his dissertation about rock music raised old guard eyebrows. David taught American literature and directed the American Studies major at Simon's Rock of Bard College. He held a Fulbright professorship in France and won an NEH grant for postdoctoral study at Yale. Sidestepping into book publishing, David went on to become Acquisitions Editor at Cambridge University Press; founding Publisher at Berkshire House; Book Packager for major houses in New York and Boston; and Editor-in-Chief at The Mountaineers Books, Seattle. He writes about cultural and adventure travel, social history, literature, and pop music. His essays have appeared in The Boston Globe, New Republic, Saturday Review, Southwest Review, on, and in Top Treks of the World. Books written or edited by David Emblidge include The Appalachian Trail Reader, "My Day" — Eleanor Roosevelt's Newspaper Columns, Writer's Resource, and Hikes in Southern New England. At Emerson, Professor Emblidge teaches courses about book publishing and editing.


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