Smoke Signals is an intimate but well-stocked newsstand that specializes in hard-to-find international magazines. They carry everything from literary journals to European football magazines, and the owner is extremely friendly and helpful. 2223 Polk St., San Francisco, CA, 94109
|Cover to Cover in Castro|
Cover to Cover, an independent bookstore nestled in Noe Valley, makes you feel instantly welcomed. The staff is friendly, offers great suggestions, and will order anything you can’t find.
1307 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
Though the USF Bookstore is targeted towards University of San Francisco students and faculty, anyone can go in and check out their wide selection of books and find out about numerous upcoming literary events.
2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
|The Booksmith on Haight Street|
If you find yourself in the heart of the Haight, make sure to drop by the Booksmith. It is large and well-organized with tons of new and interesting releases. They go above and beyond books with a great selection of magazines, calendars, journals, and little gifts.
1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Dog Eared Books is a charming bookstore in the heart of the Mission. It has a great section dedicated to local authors and staff picks, and organizes literary events every month. Check out their website for more information on upcoming events in addition to interesting best-seller lists.
900 Valencia St
(between 20th St & Liberty St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
“For those who are searching for the truth, Revolution Books is the place to come.” This bold claim will not leave you disappointed if you are looking for a radical bookstore with all types of literature about social revolution. Just two blocks from UC Berkeley, this volunteer-run organization hosts readings, political forums, and can clue you in on just about anything revolutionary under the sun.
2425 Channing Way Suite C
(between Dana St & Telegraph Ave)
Berkeley, CA 94704
|A Plethora of Literature in Santa Cruz|
1475 41st Ave, Ste G
Capitola, CA 95010
You can also pick up a copy of Fourteen Hills at any of these wonderful bookstores in your neighborhood as well:
In San Francisco:
Adobe Books: 3166 16th Street
Alexander Book Co: 50 2nd Street (@Jessie)
Books and Bookshelves: 99 Sanchez Street (@ 14th)
Bound Together Books: 1369 Haight Street (@Masonic)
Christopher’s Books: 1400 18th Street
Farley’s: 1315 18th Street
Modern Times: 888 Valencia Street
SFSU Bookstore: 1600 Holloway Ave
West Portal Bookshop: 80 West Portal Ave
Books Inc: 2251 Chestnut Street (Marina Location)
Bibliohead Bookstore: 334 Gough (@Hayes)
|So Many Bookstores to Choose From!|
Greater Bay Area:
Analog Books: 1816 Euclid St, Berkeley
Book Zoo: 6395 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Bookshop Benicia: 856 South Hampton Road, Benicia
Diesel Bookstore: 5433 College Ave, Oakland
Eastwind Books Berkeley: 2066 University Ave, Berkeley
ISSUES: 20 Glen Ave, Oakland
Kepler’s: 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Orinda Books: 276 Village Square, Orinda
University Press Books: 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Walden Pond Books: 3316 Grand Ave, Oakland
Watershed Books: 305 N. Main Street, Lakeport
|Book Stores All Over the East Bay|
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-Kelly McNerney, Fourteen Hills staff