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2275 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114 2275 Market St, San Francisco Directions
+14158646777
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Report | 4 days ago
Nice neighborhood bookstore, friendly service.
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Report | 12 days ago
The service is great. In addition to a huge variety of books and magazines, they have a lot of postcards/notecards, gifts/knick knacks, and some toys and games (nice kids selection). If they don't have what you want, they'll find it at another store or order with a quick turnaround.
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Report | 18 days ago
If the book you want is not in the store the staff will order it for you and the wait was less than a week. Helpful and friendly staff.
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Report | 25 days ago
Great children book selection. My kids found books that were not available at other book stores.
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Report | a month ago
General current lit. bookstore, not specialist.
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Report | 2 months ago
It's great to keep bookstores local- they are disappearing!
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Report | a year ago
Have an idea of what book you want! That way you avoid walking up and down the shelves aimlessly
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Report | a year ago
Watch for the recommended by staff books. They are readand reviewed by people who love books.
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Report | a year ago
Read your Groupon carefully (as you always should). I thought mine was good at the Books Inc. in the Castro district of San Francisco. It turns out it was only redeemable at the Books Inc. on CASTRO STREET IN MOUNTAIN VIEW, which was quite a drive and meant what ever savings I made with the Groupon was eaten up in gas money.
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Report | a year ago
Love this store--independent book stores are special. Staff is friendly and knowledgable--and many are editors and writers. Great with teens and kids. Will special order what you are looking for and get in a few days. Have book groups and author events at no charge. Parking available. love them!
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From Our Editors

For Books Inc., it's been a long road, and if you trace the lines back to its origins, it's California's oldest bookstore. After striking gold—literally—back in 1851, Anton Roman set up shop as a bookseller. Although the shop moved, was sold, burned down, changed hands again, and was rebuilt, the spirit remained intact, and today, multiple locations of the indie bookstore have sprouted up across The Golden State. Staff members keep the shelves lined with classic and contemporary tomes in all genres, and a myriad of book clubs help keep the love of literature alive. They also run a vibrant event program featuring author events and readings where patrons can enjoy an experience they can't download.

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