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Zola Jesus' Favorite Thing About SF Is the Bookstores

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Zola Jesus is bringing her industrial electronic musical stylings to the Palace of Fine Arts tonight at 8pm, and she tells SFist that her favorite thing about coming to the city is all the bookstores.

There's really an incredible book collection because of all the universities. There's a lot of Phillip K. Dick because he was from around there.

Nika Danilova, the woman behind the Zola Jesus solo project, is a former opera singer and a smarty: she graduated high school at 16 and earned a degree in French and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her love of our bookstores brings to mind the struggle independent book sellers have been facing in recent years. Everyone seems to love them, but can the smarties in San Francisco keep them open?
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