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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
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 ar... 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
With three floors stocked with over 60,000 new books to browse and shop, Alexander Book Co. is a full-service independent bookstore, conveniently located near Bart and Muni Metro (Montgomery Street Station). We have all categories of books and featur... 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
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 D... 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
Languages spoken by Bayview staff: * English 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
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 o... more
A community bookstore in the Outer Sunset.   Open daily. more
Black Oak Books offers an eclectic and intriguing selection of new, used and antiquarian books. Browsers will find a wide selection of literature, cookbooks, and science, art, photography and history tomes, including many signed first editions and ou... 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 variety... more
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
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
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
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
Charlie's Corner is an independent neighborhood bookstore carrying a wide assortment of children's and young adult literature. We cater to every child's needs by providing a rich and dynamic selection of exciting new titles as well as children's clas... 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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Books and Gifts for Adults and Kids "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 in... more
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Inspired by the enduring magic of books, we create distinctive publishing that's instantly recognizable. www.chroniclebooks.com . Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco.  more
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Renowned for its diverse selections and its fostering of the then little-known Beat Movement in the early fifties, City Lights continues to thrive in a world full of Amazons and Barnes & Nobles. Its success as a publisher of poetry volumes and... 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
Creativity Support is a personal coaching service for writers and visual and performing artists. I'm a writer and artist with a Ph.D. in psychology and an extensive background in counseling and the psychology of creativity. For many years I've bee... more