Three Bookstores to Visit in San Francisco

You might not know it, but San Francisco is a literature lover’s paradise. With over 40 independent bookstores, leave some room in your luggage because you’ll be leaving California’s coolest city with a whole lot of new additions to your library. Here are three of our favorite bookstores in San Francisco that will make your trip that little bit more literary!

Fabulosa Books (previously Dog Eared Books Castro)

489 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Located in the colorful Castro district, Fabulosa Books specializes in LGBTQ+ literature, as well as plenty of mainstream titles. This welcoming neighborhood bookstore sells new and used books and is the perfect place for a lengthy browse.

Omnivore Books

3885A Cesar Chavez St. San Francisco, CA 94131

Calling all foodies, this one’s for you! Omnivore Books is the Bay Area’s first and only culinary bookstore. The shelves host new and used recipe books of every imaginable cuisine, as well as all kinds of great writing on food and drink. If you’re looking to expand your gastronomic knowledge, head to Omnivore Books. Be warned – you’ll leave hungry!

Green Apple Books

506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA, 94118

Around since 1967, Green Apple Books is a much-loved institution in the Richmond neighborhood. This literary treasure trove is filled with inviting nooks and crannies, helpful staff recommendations, and over 100,000 titles to browse.