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G.F. Wilkinson Books
If diving into a good book is like traveling to another place and time, G.F. Wilkinson Books is one of San Francisco's best travel agents. Use an architectural synopsis to journey to Westminster Abbey and other historic European churches or view a collection of old Western photographs to imagine yourself among Native Americans on the Great Plains. Even the store itself is transporting—it's modeled after the small alley booksellers of London and the riverside book stalls of Paris, known as bouquinistes. Always manned by proprietor George Wilkinson, who has been in the book business since 1978, its shelves, tables, and walls house a bounty of used, out-of-print, and rare books, as well as paintings and miscellaneous trinkets and ephemera. Whether your interest is biography, history, poetry, or 80-year-old books about collecting books, you'll probably find the perfect tome with the help of G.F. Wilkinson Books' attentive and knowledgeable service.