A new book looks back at the Detroit Publishing Company's stunning Photochrom postcards.
War of Streets and Houses explores how a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change.
Wendy MacNaughton cuts through the noise with Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words.
Doug Most's new book, The Race Underground, tracks the rivalry that emerged with the tracks.
An early candidate for the feel-good urban story of the year.
Your heart will melt.
And why the downturn might be over.
A conversation with Smart Cities author Anthony Townsend.
It's one of only 6,000 copies printed.
How the introduction of new technology led the entire country to take basically the same photograph.
A beautiful new book about women in the military is printed on paper made from their uniforms.
Artist Candy Chang posted blackboards for people to write out what they want to do "before they die." The project became an international hit.
A clickable collection of booksellers, book locales, and Bay Area authors.
Two ways to chart the connection between reading and place.
See how world cities stack up to each other -- in terms of the amount of books written about them.
An "ancient evil" has awoken in the Bay Area and is making life hell for sewage workers, according to a new novel by a real-life sewage professional.
Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs features over 200 shots of railways and trains, unearthed by the book's authors.
A bite-sized bookshelf greets readers in English, Spanish and Chinese.
Anything to get the kids in the library, right?
They require less space, and they offer what under-served communities often really need -- internet access.