The SF Bay Area Bookstore List
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Bookstore Name
AddressCityNeighborhoodHoursTypeLast VisitedComments
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City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
261 Columbus Ave
San FranciscoChinatown
10AM-12AM (All days)
Fiction and Non-fiction
2017
Considered politically conscious; three floors (poetry top, fiction ground, non-fiction basement)
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Alley Cat Books3036 24th StSan FranciscoMission
10AM-9PM (Most days)
Used and New, fiction, non-fiction, LGBT section
2017
Smallish, with an emphasis on non-fiction and literary, back room has art/interactive stuff
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Dog Eared Books
900 Valencia StSan FranciscoMission
10AM-10PM (Most days)
Used and New, popular
2017
Smallish, mostly popular fiction and non-fiction
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Stevens Books49 Ocean AveSan Francisco
Mission Terrace, Outer Mission
11AM-7PM (Some days)
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Wynners Books & Gifts
25 Burrows StSan Francisco
Portola, Excelsior
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Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery StSan FranciscoGlen Park
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Borderlands Books
866 Valencia StSan FranciscoMission
12PM-8PM (All Days)
Fiction2017
Sci-fi, fantasy, horror; also has a cafe (which is always crowded)
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Christopher's Books
1400 18th StSan FranciscoPotrero Hill
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Chronicle Books
165 4th StSan FranciscoSoMa, Financial
10:30AM-8:30PM (Most days)
Publisher2017
Everything in the store is published by Chronicle, layout is rather sparse
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Alexander Book Company
50 2nd StSan FranciscoSoMa, Financial
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Adobe Books3130 24th StSan FranciscoMission
12PM-8PM (Most days)
Used books2017
Used books, mostly non-fiction, vintage sci-fi, art gallery in back, space is tiny
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Bolerium Books
2141 Mission St
San FranciscoMission
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Green Apple Books
506 Clement StSan FranciscoInner Richmond
10AM-10:30PM (Most days)
Used and New2017
Several levels, each section denoted by apple variety, second building devoted to fiction and graphic novels/comics
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Folio Books3957 24th StSan FranciscoNoe Valley
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Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th AveSan FranciscoInner Sunset
10AM-10PM (All days)
Used and New1/7/2018
Smaller version of its parent on Clement St
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Bookshop West Portal
80 West Portal Ave
San FranciscoWest Portal
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Omnivore Books
3885A Cesar Chavez St
San FranciscoNoe Valley
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The Booksmith1644 Haight StSan FranciscoThe Haight
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Aardvark Books227 Church StSan FranciscoCastro
10:30AM-10:30PM (All days)
Used2017
NOTE: Closed Jan 2018 for building demotion. Used books fiction and non-fiction, comics/postcards/etc in front, has an orange cat
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San Francisco Center for the Book
375 Rhode Island St
San FranciscoPotrero HillN/AArt School2017
Not a bookstore although listed as one; it's an art gallery and bookbinding workshop space
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Argonaut Book Shop
786 Sutter StSan FranciscoLower Nob Hill
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Books Inc
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
Fillmore, Civic Center, Western Addition
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Charlie's Corner
4102 24th StSan FranciscoNoe Valley
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The Green Arcade
1680 Market StSan FranciscoHayes Valley
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Dog Eared Books
489 Castro StSan FranciscoCastro
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Brick Row Book Shop
49 Geary StSan Francisco
Union Square, Financial District
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The Great Overland Book Company
345 Judah StSan FranciscoInner Sunset
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Book PassageFerry BuildingSan Francisco
Embarcadero, SoMa
9AM-7PM (Most days)
New2017
New books, smallish, catering to the tourist crowd
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Books Inc
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco
Marina/Cow Hollow
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Browser Books
2195 Fillmore St
San FranciscoPacific Heights
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Kayo Books814 Post StSan FranciscoLower Nob Hill
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Chronicle Books
680 2nd StSan FranciscoSouth Beach
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KingSpoke - Book Store
2905 Hyde St Pier
San Francisco
Fisherman's Wharf, Russian Hill
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G F Wilkinson Books
34 Trinity PlSan Francisco
Financial District
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Readers Bookstore
Fort Mason CtrSan Francisco
Marina/Cow Hollow
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Books Inc
Laurel Village Shopping Center
San Francisco
Presidio Heights
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Russian Hill Bookstore
2162 Polk StSan FranciscoRussian Hill
10AM-10PM (All days)
Used and new, stationary
2017
Cards and stationary, variety of books
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Chronicle Books
1846 Union StSan Francisco
Marina/Cow Hollow
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Kiria Koula3148 22nd StSan FranciscoMission
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Forest Books
1748 Buchanan St
San Francisco
Japantown, Lower Pacific Heights
12PM-6PM (Most days)
Used2017
Mostly non-fiction, subjects seem relegated to Asian history/culture
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Thidwick Books
1136 Clement St
San FranciscoInner Richmond
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ZeroFriends419 Haight StSan Francisco
Lower Haight, Hayes Valley
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Friends of the SF Public Library Annual Big Book Sale
Buchanan St & Marina St
San Francisco
Marina/Cow Hollow
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China Books360 Swift Ave
South San Francisco
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Juicy News SF2181 Union StSan Francisco
Marina/Cow Hollow
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Kinokuniya - San Francisco
Japan CenterSan Francisco
Lower Pacific Heights
Japanese language books, anime, gifts
2017
Books in japanese, some English books, and gifts on upper floor. Lower floor is anime and manga.
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The Bindery1727 Haight StSan FranciscoThe Haight
49
The Grand Newsstand
Market StSan Francisco
Financial District, SoMa
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Readers Bookstore at the Main Library
30 Grove StSan FranciscoCivic Center
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The Perish Trust
728 Divisadero St
San Francisco
Alamo Square, NoPa
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Luna's Press & Bookstore
37990 Mission St
San Francisco
Bernal Heights, Outer Mission
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Wishbone601 Irving StSan FranciscoInner Sunset
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Books
1501 Vermont St
San FranciscoPotrero Hill
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Eastwind Books & Arts
1435 Stockton St
San Francisco
North Beach/Telegraph Hill/Russian Hill
Chinese bookstore
2017
Chinese bookstore, has CVDs, proprietor/clerk speaks Mandarin
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CIIS InnerLight Bookstore
1453 Mission St
San FranciscoSoMa
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Arkipelago Books The Filipino Bookstore
1010 Mission St
San FranciscoSoMa
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Bound Together Anarchist Collective Bookstore
1369 Haight StSan FranciscoThe Haight
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Books & Bookshelves
99 San chez StSan Francisco
Duboce Triangle
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Crown Point Press
20 Hawthrone St
San Francisco
Financial District
61
Nueva Libreria Mexico
2886 Mission St
San FranciscoMission
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William Stout Architectural Books
804 Montgomery St
San Francisco
Financial District
63
Library Steps Book Sale
Larkin St & Grove St
San FranciscoCivic Center
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Louie Bros Book Store
754 Washinton St
San FranciscoChinatown
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Paulist Center Bookstore at Old Saint Mary's
660 California St
San FranciscoChinatown
66
Harvest Christian Bookstore
1237 Noriega St
San FranciscoOuter Sunset
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Anarchist Bookfair
9th Ave & Lincoln
San FranciscoInner Sunset
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Zen Center Bookstore
300 Page StSan FranciscoHayes Valley
69
Cypress Book Company
360 Swift Ave
South San Francisco
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John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller
49 Geary StSan Francisco
Union Square, Financial District
71
SFMOMA Museum Store
151 3rd StSan Francisco
SoMa, Financial District
10AM-6PM (Most days)
Museum bookstore
1/7/2018
Museum bookstore, mainly art books, gifts
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Sino-American Books & Arts
751 Jackston StSan FranciscoChinatown
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Libreria San Pedro
2913 24th StSan FranciscoMission
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Arion Press1802 Hays StSan FranciscoPresidio
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Tantrum858 Cole StSan FranciscoCole Valley
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SFSU Bookstore
1650 Holloway Ave
San FranciscoParkmerced
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871 Fine Arts Book Store
20 Hawthorne St
San Francisco
Financial District, SoMa
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Art Theatre55 Taylor StSan FranciscoTenderloin
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Aunt Lute Books
2180 Bryant StSan FranciscoMission
80
Cartoon Art Museum
781 Beach StSan Francisco
Russian Hill, Fisherman's Wharf
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University of San Francisco Bookstore
2130 Fulton StSan FranciscoInner Richmond
82
Jiu Huo Dian
4723 Mission St
San Francisco
Outer Mission, Excelsior
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Morrill BooksLake StSan FranciscoInner Richmond
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Globus Slavic Bookstore
332 Balboa StSan FranciscoInner Richmond
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James Lowe216 Eddy StSan FranciscoTenderloin
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Tai Hing Bookstore
848 Clement StSan FranciscoInner Richmond
87
U Pick Marketing
1145 Revere Ave
San Francisco
Bayview-Hunters Point
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Open Enterprises
603 Valencia StSan FranciscoMission
89
California Spanish Books
2770 19th AveSan FranciscoWest Portal
90
City College of San Francisco Bookstore Annex
50 Phelan AveSan Francisco
Sunnyside, Outer Mission
91
Nemona Collectibles
541 Steiner StSan FranciscoLower Haight
92
Warming Hut Cafe
983 Marine DrSan FranciscoPresidio
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Silver Sprocket1685 Haight StSan FranciscoThe Haight
94
Last Gasp Comix
777 Florida StSan FranciscoMission
95
The Pampanito Store
Pier 45San Francisco
Fisherman's Wharf
96
Smith Novelty Company
460 9th StSan FranciscoSoMa
97
Foto-Grafix Books
655 Mission StSan Francisco
Financial District, SoMa
98
Psychic RealityVallejo
99
BooksSF Intl AirportSan Francisco
Civic Center, Hayes Valley
100
Thomas A Goldwasser Rare Books
5 3rd StSan Francisco
Financial District, SoMa
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