Run by the ebullient Elaine Petrocelli, this bookstore in the Ferry Building may be small but it’s wonderfully well curated, meaning you’re sure to find something entertaining to read here. Book Passage is also known for its excellent author events and writer’s conferences, both in San Francisco and in its main store in Corte Madera. It's open from 9am to 7pm Monday through Friday, 8am to pm Saturday, and 10am to 6pm Sunday.