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We are a group of writers who write aside from our day jobs and share our work over dinner every Thursday night at 6pm.  We currently have a room available for rent.  We have a guest bedroom available for free, to out of town writers who'd... more
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826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured arou... more
871 Fine Arts is an art gallery and bookstore in San Francisco. Specializing in books on contemporary art, 871 stocks both new and out-of-print books. They have been in business in San Francisco since 1986. In addition to a wide selection of art titl... more
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On Friday, January 25th, 2019 Aardvark Books in the Castro will close after 40 years in business. "We made this decision partially for personal reasons," the store's Facebook page read. "However, we hope that you will continue to support other ind... more
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Authentic, funky bookstore in the Mission District, with a gallery in the back. Home to a vibrant arts community, with local bands occasionally playing shows in-store. Adobe Books is an important voice for emerging San Francisco talent. It's an al... more
First you have to get to Alcatraz via a ferry - https://www.cityexperiences.com/san-francisco/city-cruises/alcatraz/ . But while you're on Alcatraz, be sure to check out the gift shop for DVDs, books & souvenirs related to the famous island prison. F... more
If you're looking for a lot of books and a pleasant place to peruse them, seek no further. Alley Cat Books opened on 24th Street in the heart of the Mission in 2011, and has since supplied a book-hungry neighborhood with new, used, and remaindered bo... more
In addition to English, Library staff speak the following languages: * Chinese - Cantonese * Spanish * Vietnamese more
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Argonaut Book Shop specializes in the history of California, Western Americana, Western Exploration, Pacific Voyages, Rare Literature, and Illustrated Books, as well as maps, prints, photographs, manuscripts and ephemera. Founded in 1941 by Robert... more
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"From the beginning, Arion Press has been distinguished by its remarkable ability to transform beautifully written words - from ancient tomes to modern classics, from new material to forgotten texts - into compelling works of art that complement the... more
This San Francisco group, a distinctive combination of salon and creative support group, welcomes committed writers and artists in all media who seek community and ongoing support for reaching creative goals. Led by Robert Ressler, a writer, artist a... more
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Babylon Falling is a concept driven independent bookstore, located in Lower Nob Hill San Francisco, with a focus on the spirit of Revolution. In addition to new books we also carry similarly themed collectible toys, clothing, posters (original vintag... more
* Popular materials for adults, teens and children * Basic collection of fiction and nonfiction materials, with titles that encompasses aspects of African American history and culture. * Variety of magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and B... more
Bibliohead is a gem of a small store in the heart of San Francisco. Helpful and friendly, we carry an eclectic assortment from select bestsellers to the oddball and hard to find. We buy books for trade and cash. We're especially looking for super cur... more
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New and used books, used jazz vinyl, greeting cards and magazines. A community hub for Glen Park. Live events include: Jazz Club! When lights are low... 7:30-10 pm every Saturday night! $10-20 cover charge. "Jazz club" features some of the... more
A community bookstore in the Outer Sunset.   Open daily. more
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We're a neighborhood bookstore stocked with of-the-moment titles and gifts that spark curiosity, cdeepen conversations, and build community. more
Bolerium Books specializes in American social movements - labor and radical history, African American studies, Hispanics in the US, gay and lesbian studies, Asian American history, and the Spanish Civil War - and carries a large stock of out-of-print... more
We sell quality books at great prices, all in support of the San Francisco Public Library. more
Donate your books and media to Friends!  Each year we receive nearly a million donated books, which we in turn resell to the public through our Readers Bookstores and book sales.  Your donation is tax-deductible and helps to provide critica... more
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Book Passage has served the Bay Area for more than 40 years, providing the community with an array of author events, writing and language classes, and highly-respected annual conferences. A world renowned community bookstore, we offer a wide varie... more
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Books Inc.'s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned and rebuilt. It finally became... more
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Books Inc.'s origin dates back to the Gold Rush Days of 1851 when Anton Roman struck it rich in Shasta City, California and set himself up in business selling books. That small bookstore was moved, bought, sold, burned and rebuilt. It finally became... more
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The Marina District's best friend stocks the classics, the best sellers, magazines and a great children's section, complete with a wonderful mural. more
We are an independently owned and operated bookseller with 11 locations in California.  We can trace our history back to 1851 making us The West's Oldest Independent Bookseller. Our main office and warehouse address is 1501 Vermont Street in San... more
i do not have a storefront but i can deliver or meet you in San Francisco, or mail order you. many books new & used in convenient categorized listings. frequent updates. many satisfied customers. details, references, images, and more at my website,... more
BookShop West Portal is a locally-owned, independent bookstore located in the heart of the West Portal neighborhood.  Right across from the Empire Movie Theatre. more
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Welcome to the website of The Brick Row Book Shop, one of the oldest antiquarian book firms in the United States. We have an open shop near Union Square in downtown San Francisco and welcome visitors Monday through Friday 10-5 and by appointment. Use... more
Browser Books has been a leading literary bookseller in San Francisco since 1976, devoted to offering carefully selected titles in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. One of our main interests has been in the literature of the sacred traditions of the... more
Learn more about the legacy of African-American participation in the armed forces dating back to our first war: the Revolutionary War. more
In addition to English, Library staff speak the following languages: * Chinese - Cantonese and Mandarin * Vietnamese more
A good selection of novels and books that focus on cooking, travel, art, and children! Christopher's is a mixed bag of books from almost every genre, perfect for a neighborhood bookstore. more
Christopher's Books is a lovely independent neighborhood book store that caters to its loyal customers. A great complement to the other neighborhood hang-outs in Potrero Hill, if you want a book, Christopher's will happily order it for you and at the... more
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"Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. This objective also informs our business relationships and... more
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Renowned for its diverse selections and its fostering of the then little-known Beat Movement in the early fifties. Its success as a publisher of poetry volumes and offbeat writing collections, and its dedication to San Francisco writers has set made... more
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Comix Experience's flagship store has been open in the same location with the same ownership since April Fool's Day 1989. There is no better source for new and used graphic novels in San Francisco than Comix Experience, though we also carry a wide, v... more
Comic Outpost has a long history selling comic books dating back to the early 90s, and Comix Experience took over ownership on December 16, 2013.  Outpost is the Southernmost comic book store in San Francisco (and therefore the northernmost stor... more
Crown Point began in 1962 as a print workshop, but started publishing prints in 1965 with etching porfolios by Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud. It functioned as both workshop and publisher until 1971 when Brown formed an alliance with the New Y... more
Crystals, all kinds. Learn how they affect the body through charts, books and other resources. There are also candles, healing stones, incense and various types of jewelry. Crystal Way also does repairs on jewelry and provides special orders for mus... more