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Independent Bookstores in San Francisco

Independent booksellers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A Different Light Bookstore
Castro
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Telephone: (415) 431-0891
Excellent selection of gay and lesbian fiction, nonfiction, literature and magazines
Alexander Book Company
SoMa
50 Second Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 495-2992
Three floors and more than 50,000 selections
Bird & Beckett
Glen Park
2788 Diamond (at Chenery)
San Francisco, CA 94131
Telephone: (415) 586-6733 New, used, and collectible books and records
Black Oak Books
Sunset
630 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122
Telephone: (415) 564-0877
New, used and antiquarian books with informed staff menbers - also in North Berkeley
Book Bay - Fort Mason
Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room 165
San Francisco, CA
Telephone: (415) 771-1076
Quality books at great prices - proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library
Book Bay Main
Civic Center
Main Library at the Grove Street Entrance
30 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA
Telephone: (415) 557-4238
Quality books at great prices - proceeds benefit the San Francisco Public Library
Books Inc
Independent bookseller with branches and affiliates throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Bookshop West Portal
West Portal
80 West Portal Avenue (at Vicente)
San Francisco, CA 94127
Telephone: (415) 564 8080
Locally-owned, neighborhood book shop
Booksmith
Haight
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Telephone: (415) 863-8688
Independent bookseller established in 1976
California Historical Society Bookstore
SoMa
678 Mission Street (near 3rd)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 357-1848
Good selection of history books and other books of local, city and state interest
City Lights
North Beach
261 Columbus Avenue (at Broadway)
San Francisco, CA 94133
Telephone: (415) 362-8193
San Francisco's best known book store and Beat culture icon of North Beach
Cody's Books (Berkeley)
Berkeley
1730 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA
Telephone: (510) 559-9500
A Berkeley institution since the 50s, Cody's closed its original shop on Telegraph but has a store on Fourth Street in Berkeley
Cover to Cover Booksellers
Castro
1307 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Telephone: (415) 282-8080
Book Sense store with selections for adults and children
Diesel - A Bookstore (Oakland/Rockridge)
Oakland / Rockridge
5433 College Avenue (near Hudson)
Oakland, CA 94618
Telephone: (510) 653-9965
Diverse selection of books and author events
European Book Company
Nob Hill / Tenderloin
925 Larkin Street (at Cedar)
San Francisco CA 94109
Telephone: (415) 474-0626
Mon 11a-4p, Thu/Fri/Sat 11a-5p
Import directly from France and distribute to libraries, schools, bookstores and the general public
Get Lost Travel Books
Upper Market
1825 Market Street (near Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: (415) 437-0529
Travel books, maps and gear
Green Apple Books
Richmond
506 Clement Street (at 6th)
San Francisco, CA 94118
Telephone: (415) 387-2272
Modern Times Bookstore
Mission
888 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Telephone: (415) 282-9246
Collectively owned and operated
Russian Hill Bookstore
Russian Hill
2234 Polk Street (between Vallejo & Green)
San Francisco, CA 94109
Telephone: (415) 929-0997
Quality used books, bought & sold
Stacey's Books
581 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Telephone: (415) 421-4687 or (800) 926-6511
Independent bookstore in business since 1923 - three levels of books in San Francisco's Financial District
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