Books and Baseball: Scenes from the Infinite City Release Party

Infinite City cover
Contributors, friends, and fans gathered to celebrate the release of Rebecca Solnit’s Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas at the McCroskey Mattress Co. earlier this month. Not even a World Series game could keep them away, although the San Francisco Chronicle’s Leah Garchik did show up with with an earpiece in tuned to the game.

Over the course of the evening, contributors signed autographs, lounged on mattresses, and celebrated the Giants’ win—what artist-photographer Marion Gray called “the perfect image of San Francisco . . . We didn’t have to be sitting in a sports bar. We could be here at the mattress factory.”

The blog Mission Loc@l was also on the scene. Watch their video below, featuring brief interviews with Rebecca Solnit, Ben Pease, and Heather Smith. Then scroll down for more pictures of the party.

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Outside the McRoskey Mattress Company. © Michael Rauner
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Contributors sign copies of Infinite City. © Michael Rauner
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Maps from Infinite City. © Michael Rauner
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Solnit and friends lounge on a mattress. © Michael Rauner