Yes, they sell books, both new and used at great prices, but to call this beloved Mission District institution just a bookstore would be seling it short. It's also a haven for emerging musicians and artists and a sort of salon for the city's eccentrics. Charming cornres to read, art rooms, and regular cheese and wine receptions make this store both a vintage-book shopping destination and a cultural hub. Open Monday through Friday noon to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 8pm.
- Erika Lennert