The Magazine

Books in Downtown, Civic Center & SoMa

The mother lode of magazines since 1973. The Magazine's old wooden shelves barely contain all the 1940s pinup mags, 1950s Vogue, trippy 1960s underground hippie newspapers, 1970s Italian boxing fanzines and '80s new-wave music 'zines – plus a back room packed with early issues of Playboy and vintage gay erotica. Many titles cost under a buck, and few are over $15.