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Stewart Brand’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 4th, 02014

Stewart Brand selects books from his library, photo by Alexander Rose

Long Now’s Founding Board Member Stewart Brand suggested more than 70 volumes for our Manual for Civilization collection. The Manual will be housed within The Interval at Long Now, our new public space which opens to the public this Spring.

The 3500 books. . .   Read More

The Interval at Long Now

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 3rd, 02014

Today we are proud to introduce you to The Interval. You know it already as “The Long Now Salon.” But all along we knew our new space at Fort Mason in San Francisco needed a name all its own. The Interval will be a bar, museum, event venue, cafe, and archive. A welcoming public space […]

Brian Eno’s Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on February 28th, 02014

Brian Eno visited San Francisco to see the site where the Manual for Civilization shelves will be Photo by Alexander Rose   Twenty books suggested by Long Now’s Founding Board Member Brian Eno form the first in a series of reports on additions to our Manual for Civilization collection. This library will eventually include 3,500 […]

The Manual for Civilization Begins

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on February 6th, 02014


As we near completion of The Interval at Long Now, our new venue in San Francisco, we are also building a collection of books that will reside here.  We have named this collection the Manual for Civilization, and it will include the roughly 3500 books most essential to sustain or rebuild civilization. Using this. . .   Read More

Hugh Howey’s Dystopian Silo Saga Joins the Manual for Civilization

by Catherine Borgeson on January 22nd, 02014

Science fiction author Hugh Howey donated to the Manual for Civilization a one-off hard cover set of his Silo Saga with a special title page for The Long Now Foundation.

The dystopian science fiction series developed out of a single novella Hugh Howey self-published on the Web in 02011.  He continued the story. . .   Read More

Long Now Salon Construction & Fundraising Update – January 02014

by Mikl Em on January 20th, 02014

Fourteen months ago we announced: We have begun a campaign to transform our space in Fort Mason into a salon, museum, cafe and bar. We invite you to check out the video and if you can, please support… As we begin 02014, construction of the Long Now Salon project continues. We’ve also surpassed 2/3 of […]

3,700-Year Old Palatial Wine

by Charlotte Hajer on December 11th, 02013

The history of wine spans millennia: the ancient Romans considered the beverage a daily necessity, Phoenicians wrote the first textbooks on viticulture, and Egyptian pharaohs had wine cellars built into their burial tombs.

Now, recent archaeological findings from Israel promise to add new insights to our knowledge of wine drinking practices throughout the ages.

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Meet Jennifer Colliau: Bar Manager of The Interval at Long Now

by Mikl Em on December 6th, 02013

Jennifer Colliau, Long Now Salon’s Founding Bar Manager. Photo by Catherine Borgeson
Long Now welcomes Jennifer Colliau, one of the Bay Area’s finest cocktail experts, as the manager of our new bar, cafe and social space: The Interval at Long Now. The doors will open to our one-of-a-kind cafe/bar. . .   Read More

A Special Gift for December Long Now Salon Donors

by Mikl Em on December 2nd, 02013

December is the time for giving both holiday gifts and donations to good causes. With that in mind, would you like to trade gifts with Long Now? If you donate $100 or more to the Long Now Salon we will add a special Long Now shot glass to gifts you receive. This offer is only […]

Neil Gaiman on Libraries and the Future

by Austin Brown on October 29th, 02013

Books connect our future and our past, teaching us about what came before and encouraging us to imagine what might yet be. Because of this, reading and libraries remain essential even in our technological and multimedia future, Neil Gaiman recently insisted in a lecture for London’s The Reading Agency:
Fiction can show you a. . .   Read More