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The Booksmith
Book Store
Today 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
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1644 Haight St San Francisco, CA 94117
1644 Haight StreetUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94117
(415) 863-8688booksmith.com
Book Store, Greeting Card ShopToday 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSaturday 10:00 am – 10:00 pmSunday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Booksmith is an independent bookstore located in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. We are known for our deep selection in new & back list titles and our active author events program.
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Vibrant, roomy independent bookshop offering author readings, best-sellers & hard-to-find titles.- Google
"Awesome independently-owned bookstore in the Haight."
11 reviewers
"As far as stores specializing in new books go, this is the best."
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Alessandra Ena
a year ago
As far as stores specializing in new books go, this is the best. Awhile ago I went in needing books for my new two younger cousins (one 7, one 4). A staff member took me through the kids section picking out books that my cousins and their parents ended up loving. I've enjoyed the handful of events I've been to in the evenings as well, especially when Mary Roach did her Packing for Mars reading and Q&A! Their queer and sexuality sections are great. The general layout of the store, the chalkboard art all around the walls, and the awesome staff make this place a pretty awesome place to shop or just spend an hour in. Also great for cards and gifts!
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Jochen Bedersdorfer
a year ago
Awesome book store! Not too small, not too big, has the bestsellers, has the 'usual books', but also has tons of unusual books. Large science section, too! Wonderful place to hang out. It even has hand-written notes for many of the books which is a nice touch!
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Jim Barcelona
2 years ago
Yes, I still love books. I go here to get issues of Aperture magazine or McSweeney's. I recommend this spot for lazy Sundays. The staff is very friendly.
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Mackenzie Thomas
a year ago
Can't ask for a better place to spend an hour on the weekend - wonderful collection of books and cards!
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Elise Marie Myers
2 years ago
Laid back environment and great selection of books. Tons of journals, molskines, and more to satisfy your cravings to read and write. An excellent rainy day hideaway. Be sure to check out the sweet murals above the bookshelves.
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Zarina Zayasortiz
a year ago
Awesome independently-owned bookstore in the Haight. The workers add their own reviews to some of the books, which is a nice personal touch. There is also frequent events where authors will come in to speak - love it!
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Wayne Cheung
a year ago
wonderful wonderful local bookstore. staffs are so friendly. they have events all the time. You will feel like being a part of the family if you go there often.
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Oleg Muratov
2 years ago
A small fancy book shop. Was a bit disappointed that they have no technical literature