A huge article on all the great bookstores in San Francisco. My guess: no matter how much of a bookstore geek you are — and you probably are, since, as the article states, San Francisco spends more on books per capita than almost any other city — you’re bound to find at least one that’s new to you. Mentioned in the article:
- City Lights, paperbacks and poetry, 261 Columbus Avenue.
- The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street.
- Omnivore Books, food-related books, 3885a César Chavez Street.
- Green Apple, used and new books, 506 Clement Street.
- Bound Together, anarchist books, 1369 Haight Street.
- Borderlands, science fiction and fantasy, 866 Valencia Street.
- Modern Times, progressive lit, 888 Valencia Street.
- Dog Eared Books, used books, 900 Valencia Street.
- The Green Arcade, books about sustainability, 1680 Market Street.
- Libros Latinos, Spanish language books, 2141 Mission Street.
- Meyer Boswell, antiquarian law books, 2141 Mission Street.
- Bolerium, 20th-century radical thought, 2141 Mission Street.
- Valhalla, first printings and novels, 2141 Mission Street, Suite 202.
Side note from the article: besides having a high annual per capita expenditure on books, “same goes for booze — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, San Francisco is the only city that ranks in the top three for both (New York is ninth by both measures). Hence all the readings in bars.”
And theater in pubs, presumably.