Among the many features that make San Francisco one of the world's greatest cities is its impressive list of truly wonderful bookstores.
City Lights has been an SF landmark since 1953, (officially so since 2001) and not merely for its significance in the history of the Beat movement and First Amendment rights cases.
I found this photo spread in an old and weathered 'Womens' section (read: wedding announcements and fashion) from the 8/22/65 Sunday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. (photos by Peter Breinig)
I saw many colorful characters in my visits to City Lights over the years, but I don't recall encountering many smartly-dressed women posing among the bookshelves. (Well... at least not of this variety.)