I was browsing through the bookstore last weekend and happened upon Rebecca Solnit’s wonderful atlas of San Francisco, entitled Infinite City. One of those experiences where once I picked it up, I had to own it… and proceeded to immediately read it cover-to-cover. With 22 beautifully illustrated maps comparing otherwise unheard of categories such as: Murder Counts vs. Monterey Cyprus Trees; Queer Public Spaces vs. Monach Butterflies; and Cullinary Treats vs. Poison Generators—this book is genuinely one-of-a-kind.
If you care about San Francisco’s rich topography, then this beautiful book is a no-brainer gift for yourself.