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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 StUSCASan Francisco94117
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
People talk about independent bookstores, author events, new novel, andrew sean greer and graphic novel
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Jochen Bedersdorfer
reviewed 7 months 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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Alessandra Ena
reviewed 9 months 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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Wayne Cheung
reviewed 7 months 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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Zarina Zayasortiz
reviewed 6 months 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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Elise Marie Myers
reviewed a year 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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Mackenzie Thomas
reviewed 5 months ago
Can't ask for a better place to spend an hour on the weekend - wonderful collection of books and cards!