Peter D. Martin
|Peter Dean Martin|
|Died||March 3, 1988 (65)
San Francisco, California
Cause of death
|Known for||City Lights Bookstore|
|Home town||New York|
|Spouse(s)||Madeleine Martin (nee Doubleday)|
|Parents||Carlo Tresca and Sabina 'Bina' Flynn|
|Relatives||Elizabeth Gurley Flynn|
Peter Dean Martin (born 1923) was a college professor and bookstore owner, known for his founding of the City Lights Bookstore. He was the son of Carlo Tresca and Sabina 'Bina' Flynn, and the nephew of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.
Martin, the son of Carlo Tresca and Bina Flynn, was teaching sociology at San Francisco State College when in 1953 he founded the short lived City Lights Publishing company. To support the publishing company he started the City Lights Pocket Book Shop with Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
After two years, he sold his interest in the bookstore and returned to his native New York, where he founded the New Yorker Bookstore.
- "Peter Martin, 65, Dies; Founder of a Bookshop - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1988-03-08. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- "Madeleine Martin, Artist, 69 - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 1991-12-04. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- the Town Anarchist
- "Guide to the Carlo Tresca: Dorothy Gallagher Research Files TAM.117". Dlib.nyu.edu. 1943-01-11. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- The Beat Generation in San Francisco: A Literary Tour
- Namedropping: Mostly Literary Memoirs