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If you are a book lover this is the place for you. I made a special effort to visit City Lights when I was in San Francisco and came back for a second visit. Just love browsing here. Love the atmosphere.There are books here you...More
Book and poetry lovers need to visit this place. San Francisco doesn't have many bookstores and this place is special. There is a dedicated session and resistance literature and of course poetry. If you don't want or can buy a book, there are souvenirs like...More
This is the best book shop ever! Not only because of its history but also because it is open until midnight every day, it has an amazing collection of books and there are signs all around telling you to "Leave your phone and just be...More
First off, this is an all around wonderful bookstore. There's a huge variety of books to browse through, their buyers put a lot of thought into their selection. Second, the best children's/teens book section I've ever seen. I spent more time looking at their children's...More
Home to the original Beat Generation in SF, City Lights honors its founders and original iconic patrons. At the same time, it has all the most current books and magazines - a huge selection that can keep you browsing and intrigued indefinitely. It's located in...More
This is the largest book store I've ever shopped. Overall I enjoyed the wonderful selection, of course, but it was so big it was too easy to get lost (I have a rotten sense of direction). God help you if you get separated from your...More
I visited this bookstore on my last trip to San Francisco 16 years ago. This time we stumbled across it after a lovely meal in Little Italy. You don't see as many bookstores around these days, so it was a real oasis of calm to...More
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighbourhood decorated with colourful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands,
tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighbourhood.