There are few more hallowed watering holes in San Francisco these days than the 540 Club on Clement at 7th. It’s a dive in the best sense of the word and here I am, potentially ruining all the lowbrow ambiance by hauling off and having a book reading there. I mean a book reading at the 540? What are you crazy? You have to be shitting me! Well, yes I am crazy, but remember the 540 is right next to Green Apple Books so the cross pollination of books and booze may be inevitable. At least my book has The Cruiser’s thumb going into all the wrong places, Sasquatches going crazy and El Homo Loco pooping hotdogs out onto a grill during a backroom peepshow. If any book should be read aloud at the 540, it’s mine.
Okay, that all being said, I’ll be reading there this Thursday May 22nd. On Thursday nights they have an extended happy hour with lots of drink specials. You can get really plowed there in a hurry. Books will be available for sale and signing. Here are the details:
Thursday, May 22, 2008, 8pm
Count Dante reads from Beer, Blood and Cornmeal
540 Clement @ 7th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118