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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
The Gleason Library is home for research, discovery, and collaboration at the University of San Francisco. more
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Globus Books offers a variety of books on Russia and former Soviet Union, in Russian and English: poetry, prose, memoirs, history, philosophy, books for children, antiquarian and rare books. We order hard-to-get books from Russia. 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
The Noe Valley Public Library is a great resource for everybody who likes to read or needs to do research that can't be done online. The library has English-language books for adult, teen and children. Magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs and DVD... 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
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Open Windows' mission is to be a safe space, community space and creative space. We're committed to open sharing of ideas, skills, and support, and hold sacred space for ritual and contemplation. We have a fully functional letterpress and bookbind... more
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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 pretty 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 week... 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 Servic... more
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* 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
Religious and Christians Books, Used Books, Fiction, Classic Literature, Business, Cook Books, Health, Psichology and Counselling, Hard Cover and Paper back, and more. more
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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 Bindery is a multi-use community hub, now operated by The Booksmith! The Bindery i a bookstore and community centric event space. The space is available for rent for a variety of uses – including movies, live music, comedy shows, classes a... 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