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The motherlode of magazines since 1973...
Paper hasn't lost its touch at Press, purveyor of enticing deckle-edge stationary, sleek art mags and original works on vellum by SF artists...
Part bookstore, part community center, with books in front, local art shows and art books in the middle, and a ping-pong table in back...
The perfect stopover before a long flight, Fog City stocks a vast variety of domestic magazines and newspapers, as well as 700 international titles from 25 countries – plus one of the city's most diverse selections o...
Nearly 30 years in business and still doing it in an Amazon world, this store focuses on African-American literature, fiction and nonfiction...
Like a burst of sunlight on a cloudy day, enjoy this whimsical, yet exceptional, vintage womenswear shop, stocked with affordable designer dresses, shades, scarves and hats...
Woodblock stacks are packed high with used fiction, while crude plywood bins are stuffed with vinyl soul, classical and jazz...
An intimate, hidden-away courtyard shop that specializes in selling signed shooting scripts from past blockbusters, and first editions from Shakespeare ($2500 to $4000), Salinger ($21,000) and JK Rowling ($30,000 and...
Like moths, bookworms (and God bless them) are drawn to this skylight: a loftlike, indie bookstore focusing on local, nontraditional and foreign authors...
Obelisk has morphed from San Diego's gay bookstore to one-stop shopping from books to T-shirts and sassy cards, many with local themes. Look for the giant original Hillcrest sign that used to hang over the street.
Bob your head to dub on the hi-fi while you wander through a maze of new and used literature. It has an LA section, plays, short stories, graphic novels and Carl Jung. Brainy types congregate in the back-end cafe.
One block north of Ojai Ave, this unique indoor-outdoor space sells new and well-loved tomes. It demands at least a half-hour’s browse – just don’t step on the lurking but surprisingly nimble cat.
This is an honest-to-goodness, old-style bookshop, selling mainly used books, including rare and first editions in plastic sleeves. They even have a no-cell-phone policy; bless their hearts.
A bibliophile’s indie gem, sprawling and packed with entertainment, travel, feminist and queer studies, eclectic and LA-based fiction, plus appearances by big-name authors.
Corte Madera is home to one of the Bay Area's best bookstores, Book Passage, in the Market Place shopping center. It has a strong travel section, plus frequent author appearances.
The Castro's indie bookstore carries new-release hardcovers, good fiction, extensive magazines and travel books. Check bulletin boards for readings and literary events.
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