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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
We buy books over the counter every day, but the hours change. To find out we're buying, call 415-658-7920. more
European Book Co. features books and videos, language courses, and resources for anybody looking to travel to Europe or learn a European-based language. more
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Folio Books is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Noe Valley. more
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The Gleason Library is home for research, discovery, and collaboration at the University of San Francisco. more
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. Goodreads launched in January 2007. more
Green Apple Books has been a destination for bibliophiles for over 38 years. We buy, sell, and trade new and used books seven days a week. We offer a huge and carefully chosen selection of new and used books.  more
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A branch of the legendary Green Apple Books (6th & Clement), situated just outside of Golden Gate Park. more
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Swing by this place if you're looking for rare, vintage collectors paperbacks or novelty books. We stock a large supply of rare and out of print books, many of which are true first editions published as paperback originals. Also available are cl... more
La Casa del Libro has the largest selection of books in Spanish in the Bay Area. Check out the latest in fiction from Latin America and Spain. Self-help, Religion, New Age, Philosophy, Health, Cooking, books on Art and Photography, audio books - a... more
Books and Magazines in Spanish, Yarn (hilo) imported from Mexico, Religious Statues, Bibles, Santa Muerte, Incense, & Jewelry. more
Mariuccia Iaconi was founded in 1955. Run by two generations of women with the assistance of a bilingual staff, their focus is on Spanish language books for both kids and adults. Mariuccia Iaconi has the biggest selection of a wide variety of Spanish... more
Collections English-language books for adult, teen and children. Magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs. Languages spoken by staff (based on staff availability): English | Czech | Italian more
Hours:    Sunday Open 12-5 Monday Closed   Tuesday Closed   Wednesday 11pm. – 6pm   Thursday 11 am – 6 pm   Friday 11 am – 6 pm   Saturday 11 am – 6 pm   more
Used books, fine note cards, and journals. If your looking for seasonal cards, Russian Hill Books has an incredible selection. It should be noted that the used book area is fairly good. more
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The San Francisco Center for the Book is a place where people can learn to make books--doing their own letterpress printing, artwork and binding--even if they've never made a book before. We offer daytime and evening classes, on weekends and weekdays... more
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A true jem for San Francisco. The Main Library is an amazing resource for children or adults looking to stay up on reading, internet access or even meeting friends. Here is a a listing of the services available at the Main Library. Access Services... more
* Approximately 44,000 books, CDs, DVDs and other materials highlight local interests such as baseball and boating * Large print books, an ADA accessible Internet station, and a large print reader * Small collection of Chinese, Russian and Spanish... more
* Large Chinese language collection * Small Italian interest collection * Small collection of information by and about “Beat” writers more
Collections * High interest books at adult, teen and children * Basic collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials * Variety of magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs * Storytimes for children and their families... more
* High interest books at adult, teen and children's reading levels. * Basic collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials are available. Branches also offer a variety of magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs.  * ... more
Collections * High interest books for adult, teen and children * Basic collections of fiction, nonfiction and reference materials * Variety of magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs in English, Chinese and Russian * Large co... more
Stevens Books currently provides books and resources of all kinds with free shipping to customers located in the continental United States. With so many titles, we give customers an easy way to find precisely the books they are looking for. Our advan... more
Religious and Christians Books, Used Books, Fiction, Classic Literature, Business, Cook Books, Health, Psichology and Counselling, Hard Cover and Paper back, and more. more
The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinding, from its earliest forms to the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution. more
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The Booksmith is San Francisco's leading independent bookstore. We have a lively author events calendar - and many of the biggest names in literature, music and the arts have visited our store. more
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Specializing in books on the environment, politics, sustainability, food and farming, urban planning, nature and related children's books. Established in 2008 The proprietor of The Green Arcade was for many years the buyer for the largest progres... more
William Stout Architectural Books carries over 20,000 titles on two floors in the fields of architecture, art, urban planning, graphic and industrial design, furniture and interior design, and landscape architecture. For over thirty years, twenty in... more