Top Choice Books in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

The Great Overland Book Company

SF obsessions go deep at Great Overland, purveyor of rare and obscure books on SF's pet subjects. DIY dandies find inspiration in 1891 World's Fair Household Companion recipes for bone-marrow pomade, while bartender…
Books in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Bound Together Anarchist Book Collective

Since 1976 this volunteer-run, nonprofit anarchist bookstore has kept free thinkers supplied with organic permaculture manuals, prison literature and radical comics, while coordinating the annual spring Anarchist Bo…
Books in Nob Hill, Russian Hill & Fillmore

Kinokuniya Books & Stationery

Like warriors in a showdown, the bookstore, stationery and manga divisions of Kinokuniya compete for your attention. Only you can decide where your loyalties lie: with stunning photography books and Harajuku fashion…
Books in The Haight & Hayes Valley

Green Arcade

Everything you always wanted to know about mushroom foraging, worm composting and running for office on an environmental platform – plus poetry and noir novels by SF authors. This bookstore emphasizes visionary poss…
Books in The Castro & Noe Valley


Salivate over signed cookbooks by chef-legend Alice Waters, James Beard winner Charles Phan of Slanted Door, and signed copies of The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Check the calendar for standing-room-only i…
Books in Golden Gate Park & the Avenues

Green Apple Books on the Park

Used books, art-house video rentals, and in-store literary and film events.