A Harley Davidson and


In an unexpected sight, a motorcycle has taken center stage in the window of Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma. The 1941 Harley-Davidson FL Knucklehead, surrounded by an array of books, is drawing the attention of passersby.

This innovative display is a collaboration between Copperfield’s Books and Rob Anello, president of the locally-based Rip City Riders. The centerpiece celebrates the release of the film "The Bikeriders," inspired by Danny Lyon's influential book of photographs and interviews from 1963 to 1967. Lyon's work offers a deep dive into the biker lifestyle, which he experienced firsthand by joining the club he documented.

"The Bikeriders" movie, directed by Jeff Nichols and produced by Petaluma’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, brings Lyon's characters to life. A printed notice in the display encourages viewers to watch the film at Boulevard Cinemas.

The bookstore window also features a large poster for the movie, showcasing stars Austin Butler, Tom Hardy, and Jodie Comer. Complementing the motorcycle are books like "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert Pirsig, "The Motorcycle Diaries" by Che Guevara, and other motorcycle-themed titles.



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