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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
Book Store, Greeting Card ShopToday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 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 PMMonday 10:00 AM – 10:00 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
"Support independent bookstores."
"Laid back environment and great selection of books."
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Marcela Coulter
a month ago
I bought a copy...a GOOD copy...of Catcher in the Rye for my brother for less than 5 bucks. He needed a certain copy b/c his douche bag of a teacher gave out these info packets and they all pertained to this specific copy of the book. 'Turn to page 41 of the book.' Ah...if you had any other copy of the book, it wouldn't be page 41! Psst. So we checked this place out b/c it's in the hood, and presto change-o, they had the exact copy we were looking for!
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Roger Paul
in the last week
Bookstores matter. Kudos to all The Booksmith does to keep the faith.
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Alessandra Ena
2 years 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
2 years 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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Klara Ault
a month ago
This place is great, even though the last few times I've gone searching for a book i haven't found it (ok ok they are more rare books, so it's totally understandable) but i still come out with like five books every time. they're fairly cheap, and as far as indie The Booksmith, this is one of the least pretentious i've been to. coffee and a cat too, the later i thought was actually a stuffed cat the first two times i went there, he was in the same place and didn't move at all. it has great selection and decent prices and it smells lovely
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Ugo Castellucci
4 months ago
Favourite bookstore in town! Great selection!
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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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Jim Barcelona
3 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.